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Convict in 1989 CEB engineer’s murder arrested after 34 years

Had evaded Police after being bailed in 1990:

by malinga
April 19, 2024 1:13 am 0 comment

The man who was sentenced to death for brutally killing Dr. Wadu Arachchige Amarasiri, a CEB engineer due to an affair, he had with his wife and had been in hiding for 34 years was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from Pugoda yesterday.

He was arrested on a tip off received to a CID Police Sergeant. The convict, Colambage Sarathchandra Sumanasekera alias Nandana Sumanasekera had been working as a security officer of a leading company.

This convict with the support of his wife had dismembered the body of the CEB engineer and hid it in a barrel. His wife was also arrested by the CID in February in Bandaragama. Both were sententenced to death following a prolong trial.

Pictures of forged documents

Investigators have found that he had forged the birth certificate and national identity card in the name of a deceased person. Police investigations have revealed that the convict had received the support of a Grama Niladhari to prepare a forged Birth Certificate and National Identity Card in the name of a deceased person.

The Engineer had been murdered at a house in Welipillewa, of Panagoda, Embulgama road in the Athurugiriya Police area on January 13, 1989.

The convicted woman A. W. Kamani Champika, a 66-year-old mother of one child was 32 years old when she had committed the crime. She had been having an affair with the engineer and had worked as a typist at the CEB head office where Dr.W. Amarasiri had also worked.

Both of them had been residing in a house at Sri Sumana Mawatha in Welipillewa along with her husband who was working as a timekeeper at the SLTB. The engineer had been killed by the husband of this woman and she had aided and abetted in the crime. Her husband too had been sentenced to death for the crime.

The man who was arrested yesterday had got to know about his wife’s affair and after threatening her had asked her to invite him to their house after coming to know that his wife had used to meet the engineer at his house while he was away.

When the engineer had arrived, the woman’s husband had hacked him to death, according to Police. Later Police had begun investigation regarding the engineer after his wife had complained to Police that he had gone to work but had not returned home. In the investigation conducted by Police officers, it was found that the engineer’s vehicle was in the CEB office car park. Later during the investigation, Police had found that the engineer had been having an affair with the typist who was working with him at the CEB. Police who searched her house had found both the woman and her husband have gone missing as well. After a lengthy investigation, Police had been able to arrest the couple and had recovered the buried body.

The couple had been remanded by the Homagama Magistrate’s Court and they had been released on bail after six months in 1990. It is said that had produced fake sureties and documents to obtain bail.The couple had gone into hiding after obtaining bail.

Gayan Kumara Weerasinghe and B.K. Kathriarachchi

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