Rathgama businessmen killed, bodies burnt: police

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The two businessmen who were reported to have gone missing from Boossa in Rathgama have been killed at Akmeemana and their bodies burnt at the Kanumuldeniya-Megdagamgoda Forest Reserve in Walasmulla, the police revealed today.

Bone fragments and teeth suspected to be those of the two businessmen were recovered from the forest reserve and inspected by the Walasmulla Chief Magistrate Suranga Munasinghe.

Based on the information obtained from the suspects, who were arrested in connection with the abduction, the CID officials recovered the teeth and bone fragments from the bed of a dried-up stream inside the reserve.

Chief Magistrate Suranga Munasinghe, Matara Judicial Medical Officer Sumith Ambepitiya, CID and police officials and officials of the Government Analyst's Department were present at the magisterial inquiry.

The two businessmen, 33-year-old Manjula Asela Kumara and 31-year-old Rasin Chinthaka were abducted on January 23 by some unidentified men who were clad in what appeared to be police uniform.

A police Inspector and a sub inspector attached to the Southern Province Special Crime Investigation Unit were arrested in this connection. (Aneesha Manage)

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  • Nimal de Mel Friday, 22 February 2019 06:23 PM

    Law and order under Yahapalanaya at its best.

    amnesia Friday, 22 February 2019 06:39 PM

    We can remember what a law abiding society we had before

    channa Friday, 22 February 2019 07:02 PM

    I thought the ministry of law and order comes under president from last december

    Mahila Friday, 22 February 2019 08:33 PM

    The only difference is it has not been covered up as "accidents" or "drunken act of self immolation" as happened in the case of Wasim Thajudeen. There is an open public enquiry and concerned officers stood aside; which you can only dream before Yahapalanaya.

    Perumal Friday, 22 February 2019 08:35 PM

    Do not blame Yahapalanaya. This disappearance

    Nalin Saturday, 23 February 2019 07:18 AM

    President is under control of MR mafia so it's not shocking.

    lord parker Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:42 PM

    I find it funny how people talk about law and order in a country where people were burnt alive by both government, insurgents alike in the 1980s,a country where bombs used to go off on a daily basis in the 1990s and people were abducted in the 2000s. Face it this is a country of low lives. And that's the way it will remain.

    S.P. Ramkumar Friday, 22 February 2019 06:33 PM

    This is the example of Extra Judicial killing. No matter who ever did that, Culprits should be held imprisonment until Die. Suffring of victimes family is indefinitly long time.

    BonBon Friday, 22 February 2019 06:56 PM

    Now we can visualize what happened in the north and east during the war. Now Gamarala has to eat what he has being spitting out in phrase of war heroes. Come on hang the whole lot.

    ROSHANIE Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:37 AM

    What happened in the North and East is altogether different. It was a war against LTTE terrorists who were supported by Diaspora. In a war deaths are likely. So there is no point trying to say this was a similar incidence

    HP Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:35 AM

    Hats off to CID men who investigated the abduction and found the culprits. Great work. Rogue Cops must know that they cannot escape when they commit crime however much they try to cover up

    ra Saturday, 23 February 2019 04:33 AM

    this should be condemned regardless of the victims' ethnicity or other background. This reminds that Sri Lanka is not a safe country

    Sri Lanka Police Saturday, 23 February 2019 07:10 AM

    Take all culprits o Galle Face including theior supervisors and tie them naked and leave to natural death on the public eye without any food or water with a board tied to them stating penalty for extra judicial killing

    PEPPER ROBBER? Saturday, 23 February 2019 07:45 AM

    Businessmen or weapon selling underworld criminals?

    Ameen Saturday, 23 February 2019 08:30 AM

    How can we ever trust the police when phen people who should protect the law violate it to the greatest extent.

    Lima Saturday, 23 February 2019 05:38 PM


    Adwani Saturday, 23 February 2019 07:20 PM

    Police Stations are becoming contract killing shops

    bo Sunday, 24 February 2019 05:06 AM

    President took over to clear the department of Batalanda disciples and una bambu brigades. But they keep surfacing.

    Bremen Monday, 25 February 2019 03:40 AM

    It should be " Rathgama Drug Dealers killed. "

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