Ten persons have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a youth in the Depanama area of Pannipitiya, Maharagama.
According to police, the murder had taken place over a long-standing personal dispute.
Preliminary investigations so far have revealed that the two factions have clashed in the past too.
The youth had been killed in front of a private educational institute in the Depanama area in Pannipitiya, Maharagama.
According to police, the murder occurred around 12.20am.
The victim was an 18-year-old youth from the Depanama area in Pannipitiya.