A 59-year-old man of Hewagama in Kaduwela was killed by two persons who had injected poison into his stomach, police said.
The deceased has been identified as D. Gunasena. Nawagamuwa Police arrested a suspect and was in search of the other.
According to the Nawagamuwa Police, Gunasena was fast asleep around 4.00 a.m. on Wednesday when two intruders had gained entry into his room and injected poison into his stomach. He had awoken from his sleep and shouted that someone had injected him and wanted his family to take him to hospital. He had given statement to the Homagama hospital police post and passed away a little while later. The syringe was recovered by the Police.
Police suspect that it was a contract killing.