Local politico wanted for murder; police seek public assistance

Local politico wanted for murder; police seek public assistance

Local politico wanted for murder; police seek public assistance

Written by Zulfick Farzan

29 Jan, 2021 | 5:58 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police have launched a manhunt to locate and arrest a member of the Batapola Pradeshiya Sabha for conspiracy to murder.

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said the wanted suspect is identified as Batapola Pradeshiya Sabha member Shakthi Madusanka for the murder of 24-year-old Ishan Tharindu.

The Meetiyagoda Police have arrested 05 people connected to the murder of the 24-year-old who was stabbed to death by a gang on the 25th of January 2020 opposite a filling station in Meetiyagoda.

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said investigations revealed a member of the Batapola Pradeshiya Sabha identified as Shakthi Madusanka had planned the murder.

In addition, Shakthi Madusanka is involved in a conspiracy to assassinate the 24-year-old victim.

Police launched an investigation to locate and arrested the suspect, who has been absconding authorities since the night of the murder.

Sri Lanka Police have sought public assistance on the whereabouts of the suspects and request to call the OIC of the Meetiyagoda Police on 0718591481 or 1997.

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