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Rathgama suspects further remanded

Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela further remanded the seventeen suspects of Rathgama abduction and murder of two businessmen case until October 11 when they were produced before him yesterday.

IP Kapila Nishantha De Silva, SI H.G. Viraja Madusanka, Constable H.G. Chanaka, Beat Officer K. Marshal Thusara Nalinda, former OIC of SP Special Crime Investigation Unit IP E.A. Saman Rohana, SI Vidanage Thilakarathna and Constable Upul Ranjith, IP Wimalarathna, SI Wimalasiri, Sergeants Premalal, and Chaminda, Constable Sanat and Vidanagama, Police driver Jayarathna and Walasmulla Forest Ranger S.J.B. Suvaris, Constables Anil Kumara and Ragamunige Wijitha Kumara are the 17 suspects who were further remanded.

The suspects are prosecuted on the criminal charges of the abduction of two businessmen, Gonapinuwalage Asela Manjula Kumara and Kosma Rasika Chinthaka of Rathna Udagama, Rathgama in Galle on January 23, conspiring to murder and burn them and aiding to carry out the crime.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials prosecuting further pleaded the magistrate to issue an order to get a report on the hair found in the truck and the van which is allegedly linked to the crime from the Government Analyst.

Attorneys Ravi Domingo, Ishan Gampalage and PC A.P.G. Sarathchandra appeared for the suspects while Sergeant Sumith (77667) of CID made submissions on behalf of the prosecution.

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