The bodies of four people were found in Galle this morning. The police said that the bodies were that of four males.
The four victims had gun shot wounds on their bodies and their hands were tied and faces covered, the police media unit said.
Based on initial investigations, the police said that they believe the murder was over a private dispute and was connected to another murder in Galle two weeks ago.
A dispute between two gangs had resulted in the murder two weeks ago and the discovery of the four bodies may have been connected to that incident, police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said.
UPDATE: Three suspects have been arrested over the murder.