Sep 17, 2021

Army Intelligence behind murder of Thotalanga Elle star 

Parts of the motorbike belonging to abduction and murder victim - the captain of the Thotalanga Aruna Elle team - was found by the Police diving team in the Kelani river, behind the Mattakkuliya Army camp.

The whereabouts of the motorbike was provided by six suspects of the Gemunu brigade intelligence who were arrested over the incident.

Akila Sampath Rathnasiri of Batuwatte Ragama, the captain of the Aruna Elle team of Thotalanga, was a father of three. He was abducted while on his way home on 17 August at Madampe and later murdered.

His wife, the Grama Seva officer of Samagipura, has been arrested in this regard as well. Eight, including an Army intelligence captain, are implicated for the murder. 

A corporal, who is said to be the wife’s lover, is already in custody. 

The captain, in charge of the intelligence team and another member were arrested yesteday (16) and will be produced before courts today to obtain a 48 day detention order.