The car used in the Athurugiriya shooting incident, which resulted in the deaths of two individuals including Surendra Wasantha Perera also known as ‘Club Wasantha’, has been found in the Koratota area in Kaduwela by the police.

The shooting had occurred during the opening ceremony of a beauty salon near the Clock Tower in Athurugiriya. Six persons were rushed to hospital following the shooting. 

However, police later confirmed that well-known businessman 55-year-old Surendra Wasantha Perera, also known as “Club Wasantha,” and a 38-year-old male had succumbed to injuries on admission to the hospital. 

Additionally, four other individuals including the popular singer K. Sujeewa were injured and are currently receiving treatment at hospital. The four injured persons includes three females. 

An injured woman and a man are being treated at the Colombo National Hospital while the other women are being treated at the Homagama Hospital.

Police said that footage of the vehicle in which the suspects had arrived as well as the gunmen carrying out the shooting were recorded on a nearby CCTV cameras.

Police investigations revealed that the shooters had arrived in a white car and that they used two T56 assault rifles to carry out the shooting.

Accordingly, police investigations are underway to arrest the suspects.