Jun 11, 2020

Sunil Jayawardene murder: 8 remanded

Eight suspects arrested over the murder of Sunil Jayawardene, the Chairman of the National Self-Employed Professionals’ Three-Wheeler Federation, have been remanded till the 25th of June.

The order was issued by the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.

Investigations revealed that a three-wheeler owned by an individual was seized by a leasing company, for allegedly failing to settle premiums.

The owner of the three-wheeler, Sunil Jayawardene and another individual had visited the office of the leasing company to look into the matter, while a heated argument had ensued.

The Police Media Unit said during the argument, an individual had assaulted Jayawardene with a blunt object.

He was admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

The Mirihana Police is conducting further investigations into the incident.