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The owner of the ‘Kapruka Textile Shop’ in Gampaha Town, millionaire businessman Larik Saman Rajapaksa (44) has been hacked to death Friday night at around 7 pm while he was at his shop.

The murderers, who had entered the shop which was located close to the Gampaha Police station, by force, had allegedly hacked off one of his hand and had targeted his face, police reported. While being attacked the victim had attempted to run towards the police station but he had not been allowed to do so due to the sheer savagery of the attack on him by the attackers who had used swords to inflict the maximum about of damage on him, it was revealed. Police said that the attackers had fled towards the Gampaha market place after the incident. He has died soon after being admitted to the Gampaha Hospital said the police.

The victim Rajapaksa was a resident of Yakima and a father of one. Investigation had begun under the supervision of Gampaha SP Vijitha D Komasaru and ASP Roshan Silva by the OIC Gampaha- IP Charitha A.B.Jayasudara with the  assistance of the OIC crime investigation unit, Prabath Paranavithana. (Deepa Adikari and Thilakarathna Dissanayake)


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  • John Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:45 AM

    I weep for my Beloved country....

    John Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:47 AM

    ....hence the lawlessness in SL?

    Manik Saturday, 14 July 2012 04:18 AM

    This is the result when thugs, murderers and kuddas are given patronage by the politicians.

    Animal lover Monday, 16 July 2012 01:33 AM

    Pls stop animal slaughtering in this country.....

    Hussain Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:03 AM

    Just one more sign of the moral decay of this once beautiful Island. No wonder most professional people leave, at the first opportunity to fairer lands. They definitely could have a better quality of life, where the rule of law prevails.

    sad Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:02 AM

    It is so sad. The end of the war was the best chance given to this country. Our rulers are ruining it (we are to blame as well for electing them) with lack of law and order. Deepest sympathies to the victims family.

    saman Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:17 AM

    I am leaving for USA.no crimes,no murders,no raps,no abduction,no bribe takings, no robberies and no frauds.

    dave Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:12 AM

    The government should be responsible for the crimes happening in the country.
    I am from Qatar, here, numbers of people from other countries are interested investing in Sri Lanka. But they are telling us Sri Lanka is not a safe country as country has many kiilings and aductions every nook and corner.
    This government is faild to avoid of all malpractices. But spending huge some common man's money for marketing Sri Lanka for Investment and tourism. But No use.

    Vijay Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:29 AM

    Are these actual incidents or media making up to tarnish sl

    Richardson Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:44 AM

    You are 100% right Meenavan. Only the third rate morons and scum will disagree,

    Amila G Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:47 AM

    IF YOU DON`T TORE THE LINE PAY THE PRICE OR ESTABLISHMENT TAKEN OVER .

    Richardson Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:48 AM

    Please tell the IGP to get his men to arrest innocent adult couples
    going to a hotel room on mutual consent to have an intimate relation ship.
    What a bunch of morons, disgusting scum bags.

    Amila G Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:49 AM

    SRI LANKA IS TRYING TO MATCH KILLINGS WITH THE FIGURES OF THE WAR ERA.

    Rahmathullah Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:05 AM

    The person, whose shop was close to the Police station, was not safe. Can any reader tell me the safest place in Sri-Lanka to reside with a family or to do business? It is high time for general public to decide how wise it is to allow the present Government to continue in power.

    Kalam Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:14 AM

    Surprising to hear that there is no crime, etc, etc. in the USA. Population there is billion and most of the incidents are not reported on a daily basis like in Sri Lanka. Almost everyday there is rape, killings, robberies, etc.

    maanavan Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:30 AM

    meenavan, good question you should have asked this during the time R. Premadasa was ruling the country with horrendous terror, killings and you name it.....the UNP rogues taught these crimes so it is continuing.... nothing new

    Don Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:42 AM

    Bro, you havent heard on seen the bad side of the USA

    jterm Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:44 AM

    if the unp started, the upfa perfected it.

    jterm Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:46 AM

    there is no love left in this country

    ashly Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:56 AM

    This is normal to every country.Look at the crimes in Australia,USA,UK or any other country in Asia except Japan.The human values are fading but even in the past it was the same.I remeber during Premadasa era(1988/1989) everyday I saw dead people on the road burning on tyres and astray dogs eating human flesh.All these UNPers at that time did not see or did not talk about that.All rivers were full of bloated human bodies and monitor lizards were on them having their meals.Bizarre things that never happened in Sri Lanka.It was by then governments para military forces who done killing with the bless of UNP politicians.Now it is private affairs of people who make kill each other for gree and power.The human life went to 5 cents during Premadasa/Jayawardena time and people used to see crimes as normal.

    ashly Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:58 AM

    you should have asked this question in 1988/1989 when 50,000 bodies were burning on tyres along the roads and floating dead in rivers.

    Naman Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:06 AM

    All these killings etc are certainly putting off the expats going to Sri Lanka.
    The CRASH is not far if a U turn is not taken NOW to bring back the judicial &media freedom, Security forces free from politicians' control.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:13 AM

    Do the murderers demanded money for the elections? Something fishy indeed. IGP you must have a thorough investigation without Political interferences.

    Shanty man Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:14 AM

    Commodity price come down.

    Jayantha Jayamanne Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:16 AM

    The business tycoon of Galaha refused to give any money for political activities, this caused his murder by the ruthless ruling party, no doubt - this is the true startement.

    joker Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:20 AM

    U reap what u sow(or what the majority sowed), so suck it up and stop complaining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amarathunga Chandika Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:20 AM

    We have a very weak Police Department, working as petty coat garments to Gocvt. Politicians. Other-wise, will a murder occur almost adjoing the Police Station? funny...

    xperdinal Saturday, 14 July 2012 04:01 PM

    ashly can you scan your brain again?

    Rosy Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:32 AM

    That's sheer evil and greed.

    Sammy Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:35 AM

    This is now a recurring feature in all South Asian countries. Whilst the standard of living is improving, human values are depreciating.

    kp Saturday, 14 July 2012 04:45 PM

    so somehow, that makes all this ok, in your opinion? what tosh are you talking, men?

    Nuts Saturday, 14 July 2012 08:02 AM

    Not to excuse the murderers at all, but there must be a lot more to this story than what is told thus far. I find it highly unlikely that a group of thugs simply and at random picked on this man for no reason other than to have some fun cutting him to pieces.

    meenavan Friday, 13 July 2012 08:12 PM

    malpractice,irregularities,robbery,abduction,killing,lawlessness,evil,miracle of Asia......sri-lanka

    shan Sunday, 15 July 2012 03:57 PM

    This is the reason the people seek peace leaving Srilnka evn in a illegal way

    Punchi Putha Friday, 13 July 2012 10:11 PM

    What else you expect in this lawless country?

    Ami Friday, 13 July 2012 10:48 PM

    Sri lanka what has happened to you?

    Amarapala Friday, 13 July 2012 11:33 PM

    Shocking and sad story. RIP

    ceylon Friday, 13 July 2012 11:46 PM

    How safe is Sri Lanka ?

    Abdul Saturday, 14 July 2012 12:44 AM

    What happened to Sri Lanka for god's sake!!!

    Cobra Saturday, 14 July 2012 01:26 AM

    "What's Going ON" ??????

    ifthikar lafir Saturday, 14 July 2012 10:59 PM

    People in SL are spineless just like the opposition leader and his party..... People should rally around, seek help from western countries. Armed forces and police if u love Sri lanka, please help the people to rebell against this oppressive regime.

    Sedwatta Sarneris Saturday, 14 July 2012 01:56 AM

    Law of the jungle.

    Professor Hemantha W Saturday, 14 July 2012 01:54 AM

    Crime is at its worst and the Government is not doing anything about it or they cant do anything about it. God save the beautiful land.

    Ami Saturday, 14 July 2012 02:00 AM

    There is no protection in this Banana
    Republic for people who have come up in life in the correct path !

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 14 July 2012 02:26 AM

    We must implement "Hang to Death".Our country is centre of crimes now.After all we (Sri Lankans) are great followers of religion namely Buddhism, Catholism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam , etc.

    Sarani Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:13 AM

    Same jealousy Sri Lankans have about Sanath, was the factor behind the murder of this innocent businessman. Sri Lankans absolutely hate seeing someone else working hard and being successful. Socialist mentality, backward mentality.

    Sarani Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:17 AM

    The shocking thing is that the crime rate per population is very low in the US. In Sri Lanka, it is alarmingly high. Irony is that this is the dharma rajya we're talking about.

    Citizen Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:06 AM

    Is this the development of SL? More murderers, rapists, thugs, rogues and robbers? Where are we heading?

    Sarani Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:18 AM

    You're forgetting that we're talking about Sri Lanka, where jealousy is part-and-parcel of everyday life, to the point that doing business is pointless, jealous, lazy socialist attitude will bring you down somehow, if not by strikes, by murder.

    Kautilya Saturday, 14 July 2012 02:50 AM

    Be careful.Don't blame the Defense Establishment.You will be blasted in filth.

    Innocent Citizen Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:07 AM

    As many of you already said, this country is going down hill. No law or nor equality of law or law manipulated only for own benefits. What a rate of crimes - are these "sensitive" leaders/ proud fathers don't see them? do they only care about money riches they earn? Disappointing.. time to pack up and migrate to west.

    leon Jayatunge Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:39 AM

    Then all politicians should hang to death

    Tilak Gunewardene Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:30 AM

    There is an old proverb: "The fish is starting to rot from the head." Sri Lanka is rotting from the head too because everyone see the impunity for the worst crimes are given freely by the Government to the rapists and the murderers.
    Last Christmas, the British tourist was brutally killed; his Russian girlfriend was beaten to pulp and raped, while she was profusely bleeding from her head by member of the Ruling Party, the Chairman of the Tangalle Pradesheeya Sabha and his cronies. Witness said that total 8 men raped the dying Russian tourist while she was unconscious and lying in pool of blood
    Last week another member of the Tangalle Pradesheeya Sabha (together with several of his associates) was arrested for allegedly abducting a 14 year old girl and gang-raping her. The accused, Anjana Liyanage was not arrested by police as he enjoys political protection. from Government


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