Jun 12, 2020

Rajeewa Jayaweera death ruled as suicide ; police probe continue Featured

Sri Lanka Police have temporarily ruled the death of Rajeewa Jayaweera (64) whose body was found at Independence Square this morning, as suicide.

Police Spokesperson SP Jaliya Senaratne speaking to reporters today said a letter addressed to the victim’s brother indicated Rajeewa Jayaweera’s decision to commit suicide, including how he possessed a firearm.

He said after coming into possession of the letter, the victim’s brother had made attempts to locate him and thereafter filed a complaint with the Bambalapitiya Police over his missing brother.

The Police Spokesperson said though preliminary investigations reveal the death to be suicide, a conclusion can only be reached after the Magistrate’s Inquiry is complete.

Rajeewa Jayaweera’s body was discovered at around 07 this morning under a tree at the park located next to Independence Square.

A former Senior Executive of SriLankan Airlines, Rajeewa Jayaweera had served in multiple cities including France, and also penned articles to several newspapers and websites.

He also testified in the presence of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption, and Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC).

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