Aug 05, 2019

Suspect of Rathgama killings escaped

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed court today (Aug 5) one more individual is yet to be arrested over the killings of two businessmen in Rathgama earlier this year.

During a hearing before Galle Magistrate Harshana Kekunuwela, the CID said that the suspect is believed to have fled the Rathgama area following the incident.

Meanwhile, 17 suspects who were arrested in connection with the killings have been further remanded until August 19.

The suspects have been accused of abducting, killing and burning the bodies of two businessmen identified as Asela Manjula Kumara and Rasith Chinthaka on January 23.