The Police said that the body was that of a 63-year old man.
The man was identified as Rajeewa Jayaweera who had written articles for some websites and was a former airline executive.
His body was found with gunshot wounds and a 9MM pistol and a letter was nearby.
The Police said that the man was believed to have committed suicide. He was a resident of Milagiriya in Colombo.
Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)