COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan police appointed five teams to investigate the shooting death of a leading Tamil politician in downtown Colombo.
Nadarajah Raviraj, a member of the Tamil National Alliance party, was killed when gunmen fired on his limousine Friday in downtown Colombo near his home, Xinhua said. His bodyguard also was killed.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa told police to seek help from Britain's Scotland Yard in the investigation, Xinhua said. Rajapaksa condemned the assassination, calling Raviraj a friend.
Police said they recovered the weapons used to kill Raviraj and his body guard, as well as spent ammunition.