Sri Lankan father suspected of killing his two children in Perth

A father who police believe killed his two young children before taking his own life in a suspected murder-suicide has been identified.

Indika Gunathilaka, 40, and the bodies of his four-year-old daughter and six-year-old son were found at a home in Essington Street, Huntingdale in Perth’s south-east on Friday evening.

A family member had called police to the address at about 6.35pm on Friday.

The frantic call was made after their mother went to pick up the children at a pre-determined location only to find they weren’t there.

On arrival, officers found the bodies of a four-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy inside the house.

A man was also found dead inside a garage at the back of the property.

WA Police Assistant Commissioner Allan Adams confirmed the shocking news that it was likely Gunathilaka, who had mental health issues, had murdered his own children

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