A total of 17 persons have been arrested thus far in connection with the murder of Parliamentarian Amarakeerthi Athukorala. A 37-year-old, resident of Nittambuwa, was arrested yesterday in connection with the incident.
The individual’s brother is also in remand custody in connection to the incident. The suspects are due to be produced at an identification parade today (30).
Amarakeerthi Athukorala and his security guard were killed during the 9 May unrest in Nittambuwa.