Identity of the Peliyagoda severed head revealed

Identity of the Peliyagoda severed head revealed

Written by Staff Writer

27 Feb, 2019 | 7:44 am

Colombo (News 1st): On December 12, 2018, a severed human head was discovered at a cement factory in Peliyagoda. The CCTV footage at the factory showed a dog carrying the head across the factory.

The identity of the severed head that was discovered was revealed by the police following a DNA test. Meanwhile, several bone fragments suspected to be of the same deceased individual was found in a stream at Peliyagoda.

On January 20th, police discovered a charred body with limbs bound in an apartment at a housing complex at Galle Face Court Lane in Colombo. The deceased worked as a cook at the apartment in which a British national and his spouse, a Thai national, resided.

Several days before the burnt body was discovered, a police complaint was filed citing that the driver of the couple was missing. Tests confirmed that the remains from Peliyagoda are of the driver, now identified as 48-year-old Asoka Krishantha Siriwardena.

He had accompanied a group of friends of the English national on a trip on December 4th and returned to the house. He had contacted his son at 9.40 the next day after which his phone had become non-responsive.

The son noted that there was no number when they checked the phone, but the Kirulapone Police had found a list of the calls. He said the list shows that a call was received after 9.40, but that number is not in use to date. The son pointed out that four calls back to back had been received on his father’s phone. The calls are not shown on the phone as they have been deleted.

The Colombo Crimes Division is investigating the incident.



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