Police have uncovered a number of details regarding the incident in the Pallimulla area in Panadura last Monday, where a man was shot dead by an unidentified group.
It has been revelaed that the cause of the shooting was based on a financial dispute.The 32 year old male victim had been transporting drugs to Panadura in his boat for some time, according to the police.
The murder had taken place as a result of a dispute over settlements.
Meanwhile investigations are being conducted to identify and arrest the shooter and the driver of the motorcycle involved in the incident.
The person who was travelling with the deceased in the three wheeler has also been arrested on suspicion.