Two suspects remanded

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Two suspects who had stolen three gold rings of former MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala, who was assaulted and killed during the 9 May violence, were arrested by Police yesterday (10).

They were produced before the Attanagalla Magistrate and remanded till 22 August.

Police said one of the suspects, who stole two rings from the slain MP, was taken into custody in Ranpokunagama, Nittambuwa, and he is also accused of stealing the mobile phone of the Meegahakivula Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman. Meanwhile, the second suspect who stole the other gold ring was arrested in Nittambuwa, Gampaha District.

The suspects are aged 30 and 38 years and are residents of Nittambuwa and Ranpokunugama.

According to Police, a total of 38 suspects are presently in remand custody over the killing of Athukorala.

By Sahan Tennekoon