A person has been shot and killed with an air rifle at a cultivated land in Madahapolayaya, Polpithigama.
The deceased has been identified as a resident of Pilimathalawa.
It was revealed that the individual who committed the murder, a resident of Wariyapola, had fled with the air rifle used for the murder, on a motorcycle.
The two persons had arrived at the relevant land around four days ago.
Investigations revealed the murder had taken place due to a dispute.
Further investigations are being carried out by the Polpithigama Police.