The Police have deployed a team of CID officials to investigate into the killing of a policeman and the shooting of civilians in the Puttalam area.
Police Spokesperson SP Preshantha Jayakody says that the team of CID officials has already been sent to Puttalam.
Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon has meanwhile visited Puttalam and the scene where the policeman was killed.
The IGP had also presided over a conference with senior police officers in the area.
Meanwhile, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has reportedly ordered the police and army to find the persons responsible for creating unrest in Puttalam.