A carpenter in Iluppella, Akuressa, was shot dead by an unidentified gunman while he was engaged in peeling cinnamon. He was identified as Hiyare Hewage Ajith Prasanna, 39, a father of one.
The gunman had committed the murder after calling Prasanna out. The body was removed to the Akuressa hospital for a post mortem. Akuressa Police are investigating.