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Negombo hotel employee’s death: Seven in custody

Six persons involved in the clash in Negombo on Monday night which resulted in the death of one person had surrendered to the Negombo Police yesterday afternoon and were subsequently arrested.

The Police Media Unit stated that one suspect, an 18-year-old had been arrested last morning. All seven suspects involved in the incident are currently in the custody of the Negombo Police and are scheduled to be produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court today (11).

Six persons had gone to a hotel in Periyamulla, Negombo on Monday night and had attempted to consume alcohol inside the hotel premises. However, the hotel owner and his staff had objected to them consuming alcohol within the hotel premises.

During the clash the six persons had attacked the hotel owner and his staff with sharp objects and had fled. The hotel owner and four of his staff members who had sustained serious injuries in the attack had been admitted to the Negombo Hospital where one of the staff members had succumbed to his injuries.

The victim is a 36-year-old resident of Ganewelpola, Kekirawa.


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