Inspector, wife shot dead
COLOMBO: Inspector Nimal Douglas of the Dematagoda police and
his wife Dhammika Vinodani Silva were killed by unidentified gunmen near
the Pore junction in the Athurugiriya police area yesterday morning.
Investigations revealed that Inspector Douglas was a suspect in the
alleged drug trafficking case at Borella where eight policemen were
arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) for allegedly assisting a
woman drug trafficker.
Later the eight policemen including Douglas were released by the
Maligakanda Magistrate and Additional District Judge Priyantha de Silva
on an application by the Attorney General as there was no evidence to
charge them before court.
Investigations also revealed Inspector Douglas and his wife were on
their way to meet the IGP Chandra Fernando and to lodge a complaint at
the Human Rights Commission against several senior police personnel who
are alleged to have been involved in the drug trafficking.
On the direction of the IGP, the Criminal Investigations Department
took over the investigations into the killing assisted by Western
Province South DIG K. P. P. Pathirana and Homagama North ASP with