Suspect in Rajagiriya double murder arrested
A Ukrainian national, a suspect in a double murder at Rajagiriya was
arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday. Police
Spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody told the Daily News that a domestic
assistant and a seven-year-old boy were stabbed to death with a sharp
weapon at Galpotta Road, Nawala, Rajagiriya at about 6.30 a.m yesterday.
Another woman, who was injured by the suspect was admitted to the
The suspect and his wife were arrested at 11.00 a.m. when they
attempted to leave the country. The Welikada Police are conducting
Meanwhile, a driver of a lorry died when his vehicle collided head on
with a private bus at the Fourth Milepost at Morawewa on
Trincomalee-Horovpathana main road. The victim Sellaiyah Shanmugam (65)
of Anpulipuram died on admission to the Trincomalee Hospital. The driver
of the private bus was arrested by the Morawewa Police.