A note found near the body that was discovered near Independence Square today revealed the motives for the alleged suicide.
Police sources told the Colombo Gazette that in the note the victim gave alleged reasons for taking his life.
The note also claimed that the pistol used for the alleged suicide was purchased by the victim for around Rs. 150,000 and that it was tested once by the victim before being used for the alleged suicide, Police sources claimed.
The victim had requested the Police to present the note, which contained more information and details behind the reason for him to commit suicide, to one of his family members.
The Police said that since investigations are still underway nothing is being ruled out though initial indications are he committed suicide.
Rajeewa Prakash Jayaweera was found dead near Independence Square today with gun shot wounds.
A pistol and a note were found near him.
Jayaweera had written articles for some websites and was a former airline executive and was living Milagiriya
Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)