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By Jamila Najmuddin

The police have virtually ruled out connections between the killing of three beggars in Colombo last month and the discovery of the body of another beggar at Slave Island yesterday as the previous incident had been solved as the suspect was arrested.

Police Spokesperson S.P Preshantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online that despite no arrests made so far, the Slave Island police were continuing investigations into the latest death.

“Last month’s killings have been solved and one suspect is in remand. The only thing I now know is that one beggar was killed by an unknown person on Tuesday and the Slave Island police are conducting investigations,” the Police Spokesperson said.

The body of a beggar, believed to be an invalid, was found near the Gangaramaya Filling Station on Tuesday morning with severe injuries to the head. The Colombo Judicial Medical Officer was directed to submit to Court the post mortem examination report on the body of the beggar.

Last month, the bodies of three beggars were found in Kollupitiya, Slave Island and Bambalapitiya while led to one suspect being arrested whom the police believe was responsible for the murders.

Police said the suspect had killed or attacked his victims by dropping a huge stone on their heads. The killings and attacks took place in Armour Street, Maradana, Mount Lavinia, Peliyagoda and Wellawatte within a two week period. (Daily Mirror online)

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  Comments - 20

  • Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:31 AM

    Cut the spin and ask your Defense Secretary. He has the answer.

    Thursday, 17 June 2010 04:31 AM

    These animals killing helpless homeless people must be thinking they are gonna "live forever" to see a beggar free state!!! Material wealth and power hunger have taken over human values. Same reason why the educated and peaceful people have been leaving this hell hole since long ago!!

    Thursday, 17 June 2010 04:21 AM

    Yes may be for the begger society leadership.

    Thursday, 17 June 2010 04:20 AM

    Is it another way of making Sri Lanka begger free country?

    Thursday, 17 June 2010 03:40 AM

    The number of beggars is increasing because of the sky-rocketing food prices. Cant the government see this.

    Thursday, 17 June 2010 03:10 AM

    BEGGARS HAVE NO CHOICE IS AN OLD SAYING

    Thursday, 17 June 2010 02:56 AM

    Careful Sri Lanka,
    Note: Sri Lanka begs from IMF, World Bank, India, China and many other countries...

    Thursday, 17 June 2010 02:16 AM

    In Sri Lanka there is mafia gang even among beggars

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:44 PM

    This is a good strategy.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 03:30 PM

    SURE!! We'll have to take the word of the police with a bucket of salt!

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:46 AM

    Looks like a mystery worse than the Yorkshire Ripper! Unless of course, it is related to "alleviation of poverty" by eliminating the poor !!

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:20 AM

    Couldn't this be a beggar beggar rivalry?

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:16 AM

    They have lost everything in life, and now, even the freedom to beg on a street and sleep on a street.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:13 AM

    Only "killers" can do such a thing!

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:09 AM

    Who’s going to help these helpless people ..............ohh God please help them....................

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:03 AM

    TOTALLY AGREE WITH SUMINA.WHY DID THE SUSPECT KILL THESE BEGGARS?

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:03 AM

    Country is getting ready for the next Non align conference to be held in Srilanka......Hemantha.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 11:00 AM

    No mystery here Cali, the Island's Top Order is in the process of cleaning and dolling up the city. Only we do not know for whose benefit. However, the mountains of garbage remain uncleared!

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:58 AM

    why are you the infamous "Jack the Ripper" ???

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:50 AM

    HOW EFFICIENT OUR POLICE ARE ? EVEN BEFORE CONCLUSION OF THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION AND THE DECEASED BEING IDENTIFIED, THEY RULE OUT THAT IT IS NOT A SERIAL KILLING. WELL AND GOOD. SOON SOME OF THE ASSASINATIONS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE OR WOULD BE COMMITTED CAN SIMILARLY DECLARED THAT THEY ARE NOT MURDERS.


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