Eight people including two guest-house owners have been arrested this morning in connection with the killing of the Anuradapura nightclub owner, Police said.
Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said 15 other suspected gangsters who have been identified as being among those who had stormed the nightclub are also to be arrested in this connection.
He said the preliminary police investigations points towards a personnel dispute that might have led to the dastardly crime.
Police recovered a three-wheeler, several wooden clubs and other weapons in connection with the killing.
ASP Gunasekara said the suspects were being questioned and would be produced in the Anuradhapura Magistrate’s Court soon.
The 57-year-old nightclub owner Wasantha Soyza is also known to be a karate champion was hacked to death and three others were injured by a group of 20 masked gangsters in Anuradhapura on Saturday night.(DS)
My father was fallen in a pool of blood-Son
Wasantha Soysa’s son Heesara made a fervent appeal to the President and the Police Chief to apprehend the ruthless killers of his father who had 11 Guinness world records under his belt.
“I received a call from the hotel around 11.40 in the night asking me to come there immediately as there was some trouble there. When I rushed to the hotel I found that everything had been destroyed and shattered while my father was fallen in a pool of blood, with heavy injuries to his head. I lifted him and rushed him to hospital in a vehicle, but he was pronounced dead upon admission. The finger prints of the gangsters and all the footage have been recorded in the CCTV cameras. Therefore I appeal to the President and the law enforcement authorities to mete out justice to us by apprehending the culprits who killed my father,” he said.