Chief suspect in Kurunegala police officer killing linked to several crimes – Police

Chief suspect in Kurunegala police officer killing linked to several crimes – Police

Chief suspect in Kurunegala police officer killing linked to several crimes – Police

Written by Staff Writer

18 May, 2014 | 12:13 pm

Police say that the chief suspect arrested in connection with the abduction of two police officers and the subsequent murder of one of them, has been linked to a number of robberies and other crimes.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the suspect was connected to the robberies of the Wewaldeniya and Narammala fillling stations in addition to the killing of a police officer in Kurunegala.

The thirty-two-year-old suspect, Kahadawala Arachchige Tharuka Niluka is reported to be a resident of Hey-yanthuduwa, Biyagama.

The Criminal Investigations Department has meanwhile commenced investigations to arrest the other suspects in connection with the incident. The chief suspect in the case was arrested by officers of the Criminal Investigation Department of Teldeniya in Kandy on Saturday.

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