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Biyagama Village Hotel owner murdered

20 February 2012 09:54 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The owner of Biyagama Village Hotel, Bernard Jayaratne (65) was hacked to death this morning in one of his estates in Pahala Dompe in Dompe by an unidentified person who had come on a motorbike, the police said.

According to eyewitnesses the killing had been carried out by the unidentified person who was hiding inside the estate at around 6.30am. Police said that the victim was hacked to death with a manna knife while he was in one of his coconut estates.

According to two people on the estate who had seen the incident, Jayaratne had come to the estate in his double cab to inspect his land at around 6.00am which he visits three to four times a week. When he was about to get into the double cab the suspect who was wearing a helmet had attacked him. (Supun Dias)

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  Comments - 8

  • jamal Monday, 20 February 2012 10:26 AM

    only Mosad, CIA or KGB can escape without get caught if we implement DNA technology on crime detecting. That is the only way to reduce the crime.

    shantha madawela Monday, 20 February 2012 11:22 AM

    must be for personal matter....?

    rajindra Monday, 20 February 2012 11:24 AM

    sri lanka is an extremely dangerous place to live.

    Gentleman Monday, 20 February 2012 01:17 PM

    Those who are from the area know the behavior / type of business of this guy and his son. His son is a suspect for a murder too

    Amuda Sima Monday, 20 February 2012 01:21 PM

    This is a Dharma Deepaya, Need to hang these murderers to make an example to all these bad people

    Sad! Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:55 AM

    What is wrong with the Sri Lankans! This is "supposed" to be a Buddhist country! What a shame!!

    Sad! Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:07 AM

    Personal or no personal why kill in cold blood!

    jank Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:22 AM

    Whether its personal or non-personal its a brutal killing.......A MURDER.....I personally know him....he is a nice guy with a lot of enemies cos of the real estate business he is doing

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