Two more Navy personnel arrested over abduction and assasination of 11 youth

Two more Navy personnel arrested over abduction and assasination of 11 youth

Two more Navy personnel arrested over abduction and assasination of 11 youth

Written by Staff Writer

14 Dec, 2018 | 3:13 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Criminal Investigations Department has arrested two more Navy personnel over the abduction and assassination of 11 youth from Colombo and its suburbs between 2008 and 2009.

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera confirmed that the two arrested individuals are Petty Officer Imbulana Liyanage Upul Chaminda and Leading Seaman Sanjeewa Senanayake.

Petty Officer Upul Chaminda was arrested on the charges of;

  1. Demanding ransom for the release of abductees
  2.  Extorting Rs. 500,000 from the wife of an abductee
  3. Extorting Rs. 500,000 from the relatives of an abductee
  4. The murder of 11 abducted men

The other suspect Leading Seaman Sanjeewa Senanayake is charged with the abduction, unlawful detention and aiding murder and conspiracy.

SP Gunasekara further added that the Criminal Investigations Department hopes to produce the suspects before the Fort Magistrate’s Court and produce them in an identification parade as well.

 

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