26/12/2011 15:08 GMT | Updated 26/12/2011 15:08 GMT

Kuram Shaikah Zaman Dead: British Man Killed In Sri Lanka On Christmas Eve

A British man has been killed in an attack at a Sri Lankan resort on Christmas Eve.

The man, named by local police as Kuram Shaikah Zaman, was found dead in Tangalle on December 25.

The Foreign Office confirmed a man had died but no further details have been released.

Mr Zama and a Russian woman were attacked after arguing with a man, the BBC reported.

The woman, named as Victoria Alexandrovna, is being treated in hospital in Galle.

According to a post-mortem examination, Mr Zaman was attacked with a sharp weapon and shot. He is believed to be of Israeli origin and had been working in the Gaza Strip

Four men have been arrested.