The Criminal Investigation Department (CD) had arrested eight suspects this evening over the abduction and killing of two businessmen from Rathgama, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
He said the suspects were arrested after recording statements today by the CID.
"Two sub-inspectors, two sergeants, two police constables, police driver and a forest officer were among the arrested suspects," the spokesman said.
The suspect would be produced before the Galle Magistrate’s Court today, he said.
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.
The two businessmen from Boossa in Rathgama were later on found killed.
Bone fragments and teeth suspected to be those of the two businessmen were recovered from the Kanumuldeniya-Megdagamgoda forest reserve in Walasmulla. (Darshana Sanjeewa)