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Soldier found dead in camp

A soldier was found stabbed to death inside a guard post at the Ambepussa Army Camp while on duty yesterday morning, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The incident had occurred around 4.40 am yesterday and the Mirigama Police had commenced an investigation.

The 21-year-old soldier has been identified as W.M.N.S. Jayasena, a resident of Bulathkohupitiya in Kegalle. According to Police, the soldier had been on duty at the guard post between 2.00 a.m. and 4.00 a.m. and they suspect that he would have been killed during that period. However, no suspects had been identified so far and the body was kept at the scene of the murder under police protection pending the completion of the preliminary magistrate’s inquiry by the Attanagalla Magistrate.

Meanwhile, Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said a sentry had spotted the said soldier lying on the ground at around 4.30 am yesterday and found he had been stabbed. Having notified the senior officers, the area was immediately sealed off and the Meerigama Police was notified.

The soldier served the Army for the past 2 ½ years as a rifleman attached to the 8th Singha Regiment.

However, the weapon issued to the soldier was found missing at the time his body was discovered.


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