Two airmen were killed on the spot in a bizarre homicide and suicide at a remote base inside the Pidurutalagala Mountain reserve in Nuwara Eliya early this morning, the Air Force said.

 

A spokesperson at the base said that one airman is alleged to have shot dead a colleague before turning the same weapon on to him self. Both airmen died on the spot, he added.

 

Initial investigations have revealed that a simmering dispute between the two had led to the incident.