A family of three were stabbed in Tissamaharama yesterday resulting in the death of two of them, the police media unit said today.
The police said that based on information they had received officers had visited a house and found three people on the floor with stab wounds.
All three were rushed to hospital and two of them, a 30 year old woman and her 6 year old daughter, succumbed to their injuries.
The police said that the injured man was admitted to the Hambantota hospital for further treatment.
The Tissamaharama police are conducting further investigations.