Eron Ranasinghe alias SF Lokka had been shot eight times with a T56 automatic firearm before he was killed according to the Police. The underworld figure was shot dead today near the Dahaiyyagama junction in Anuradhapura while traveling in a car with his girlfriend.
According to sources, two unidentified individuals on a motorcycle had opened fire on the vehicle thereby killing SF Lokka. However his girlfriend had not sustained any injuries in the incident. The vehicle he had been traveling in had also caught fire and was destroyed despite efforts of the Fire services. He was 32 years old at the time of his death.
Ranasinghe is the main accused in the killing of Wasantha Soysa, a former Karate champion and club owner in Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura Magistrate has ordered the Police to trace and arrest the shooters and present them to court immediately.