Ten police teams have been deployed to investigate the shootings in Aluthgama and Panadura yesterday, that resulted in the death of two individuals.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said both murders have been linked to drug trafficking.
A 47-year-old man was shot and killed in Moragalla, Aluthgama last morning. SSP Thalduwa said the victim, who was a king coconut vendor, had previously recorded a statement with Police regarding a controversial drug related incident.
Four Police teams have been deployed to investigate the murder.
The Police Media Spokesman said CCTV footage of the incident will also be used during investigations.
Meanwhile, six Police teams have been deployed to investigate the shooting of a 31-year-old at Nirmala Mawatha, Panadura.
SSP Thalduwa said investigations are being carried out under the direction of the Panadura SSP.
It has been confirmed that the murder was due to a personal dispute over drug trafficking.