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Rathgama double murder:

Suspects further remanded

Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela further remanded the 17 suspects including 15 police officers and two officials of the Wildlife Conservation Department until February 20 when they were produced before him on Tuesday.

The suspects remanded are SP Special Crime Investigation Unit former OIC IP Kapila Nishantha Silva, SI H.G. Viraj Madusanka, Constable H.G. Sanjaya Chanaka, Beat Officer K. Marshal Thushara Nalinda, CI E.A.Saman Rohana, SI Vidanage Thilakrathne, Constable Upul Ranjith, SI W.R. Wimalasiri, SI G.K. Wimalarathne, Sergeant P.H. Chaminda, Sergeant S.G. Premalal, Constable Y.P. Vidanagama, and Constable B.A.R. Asanka, Police Driver H.M.S. Jayarathna, Walasmulla Forest Ranger R.S. Suwaris, Constable Anil Kumara and Constable Ragamunige Wijitha Kumara.

They are charged for the abduction of two businessmen, Gonapinuwalage Asela Manjula Kumara and Kosma Rasik Chintaka of Rathnaudagama, Boossa, Rathgama on January 23, 2019, conspiring to murder and burn them and aiding to carry out the crime.

The official of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) who was prosecuting said there was another suspect to be arrested who had fled the area in connection with the murder of the businessmen. They also submitted that investigations into the case were still in progress.

A group of lawyers including A.P.G. Sarathchandra PC and Attorneys Anura Senavirathhna and Dhasni Piyasiri appeared for the suspects. Constable Jayasinghe (78260) of the CID prosecuted.


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