Jaffna Division SSP W. P. Wimalasena was arrested today on charges of distorting the investigation into the killing of the ‘Biyagama Village Hotel’ owner in Dompe in 2012 and attempting to protect the deceased’s son who has been identified has the assailant.
Kosgoda Police Inspector Mahesh Ananda was also arrested for conniving in the distortion of the investigation process.
Police said these two officers, who were attached to the Special Task Force during the time of the killing, had provided explosives to the hotel owner’s son to be placed near the home of another youth with the intention of setting him up for the crime.
“The two officers will be produced in the Pugoda Magistrate’s Court on charges of supplying explosives to the assailant,” Police said.
The hotel owner Bernard Jayaratne (65) was hacked to death on February 20, 2012 in Dompe. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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punchinilame Friday, 27 February 2015 05:38 PM
It too 3 yrs. to bring the criminals to Courts and may take13 yrs. to conclude - as Police in Service are involved. The Minister for Justice should consider a special Court to try out all case that have had political connections for diversion. The Rajapakse family will involve in appearance in such a venue for a few yrs. to conclusion.
Shaul Friday, 27 February 2015 08:07 PM
If the new Govt wants the continued support of the people, the Govt should prosecute these kinds of criminals in police uniforms to the fullest extent of the law.
Laminate Friday, 27 February 2015 09:07 PM
Agree Aranolis Appu, And people are trying to bring the King into power again, what a pathetic situation is this.....
Ebathog Friday, 27 February 2015 09:09 PM
If one analyses all the crimes that has taken place, we notice the Police is somehow involved. It is time for the current Justice Minister and honest officers from the Tax Department to investigate all Police officers as to to their standard of living in relation to the salary they are earning. This also applies to all legal officers including Judges.
Malin Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:16 AM
Why MR is blamed for every unsolved murder?
BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:44 AM
EbathogTheir is not one policemen including the IGP who has not received and accepted a "gift" in any form from someone for a special thank you or favor, I challenge this. Once upon a time, the police service comprised of disciplined above board policemen known as "kochchiya", and they were from minorities such as burghers, tamils and malayalees. Unfortunately after the infiltration by the Sinhalese, these depts. are now wrecked and shameful in all forms.
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