An unidentified dead body with the victim’s hands and feet bound, was uncovered on the Dikowita coast in Wattala.
Police said that the deceased was estimated to be between 35 and 40 years of age.
The body was found in the vicinity of the northern terminal of Dikowita fishing harbour.
The victim’s identity is yet to be confirmed, while the preliminary Magisterial Inquest has been conducted.
The body is placed at the Ragama Hospital for the post mortem to be conducted today.
The Wattala Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.