The government is attempting to evade the responsibility of the shooting at the JVP meeting held at Katuwana in Hambantota District. In an announcement issued by the Director General of the Media Center for National Security after a long time states the shooting was the result of a clash between two factions of the JVP.
However, it is being revealed that the shooting has been carried out by Joolampitiye Amare, an underworld leader manipulated by the government.
It is confirmed that Kiripitiyegedera Samanthe (18 years) and Edirimannage Manel (50) were killed in the shooting. The shooting has taken place today (15th at about 6.30 p.m.
(Third edition) It is confirmed that the two persons killed in the shooting at the JVP meeting at Katuwana are Kiripitiyegedera Samanthe (18) and Edirimannage Manel (50). The meeting was held at Katuwana in Hambantota District.
A group of ten had come in five motorcycles to carry out the shooting. The Member of the Central Committee of the JVP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa and several others had been on stage at the time of shooting. A spokesman for the JVP stated that the government was trying to evade the responsibility of the shooting.
The owner of the house where the meeting was held and several others have been injured.
According to latest information Joolampitiye Amare, the underworld leader of the government in the area and his gang had carried out the shooting.