Seven suspects were arrested in connection with the clash at a hotel at Periyamulla in Negombo where a 36-year-old was hacked to death, Police said.
They said the clash occurred last night as the hotel owner and the employees tried to prevent some men who had tried to use liquor on Poya Day resulting in the owner and the employees being assaulted.
Police said three employees and the hotel owner were admitted to the Negombo Hospital while a 36-year-old hotel employee, a resident of Kekirawa, had died on admission to hospital.
An 18-year-old suspect was arrested this morning and six others were arrested when they surrendered to the Police through a lawyer.
They will be produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
Comments - 9
dickie bird Tuesday, 10 March 2020 08:11 PM
No bail for all suspects please.
Mandayan Tuesday, 10 March 2020 08:31 PM
OMG!! 18 years!!! BTW, Wimal Aiya is going to be upset that the Police Tape does not have his mother tongue as he did somewhere in an official visit!!
Horu Tuesday, 10 March 2020 08:32 PM
Damn shame to security and cover up media. Videos have already being circulated overseas and you damn news says one man arrested. This is like trying to cover up and use cut and paste tapes like Ranjans leaks
Amna Mawroof Tuesday, 10 March 2020 09:32 PM
Why don’t media mention about their religion? Is that protocol Only for Muslim ? Please reissue and write the proper detail with all the information if media employees fail I can help you the media because sadly even media is racism
Neil Wednesday, 11 March 2020 01:02 AM
I am sure some politician or his associates are involved in this. Death penalty should be imposed with no parole.
Jude Wednesday, 11 March 2020 04:30 AM
These is WHAT happens when you insist people to take sil on POYA DAY !!!???
Yehiya Wednesday, 11 March 2020 08:14 AM
There are something behind the crime. They came for violence. Poyaday
Dee Wednesday, 11 March 2020 09:22 AM
Who's that guy in the hummer? IGP?
Oscar Perera Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:11 AM
Politicians and their goons are behind these type of attack in order to create a racial issue and fear among the public and disturb the peace for political gain. The culprits identity is hidden, why is that? it is crystal clear of the inner feeling of such dirty politicians. Do not tolerate these guys, maximum punishment should be delivered.
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