A family of three were shot at while they were travelling on a motorbike in Moragahahena last night killing two of them.
The police media unit said that a father, mother and daughter were travelling on the motorbike when an unidentified gunman opened fire.
The masked gunman was also on a motorbike, the police said. The father, mother and daughter were admitted to the Horana hospital following the shooting incident.
However the 33 year old man and his 4 year old daughter succumbed to their injuries.
The motive for the shooting is still not known. Investigations are underway.