CO of Modera Army Camp, 14 others further remanded

Hansi Nanayakkara (RP) | Published: 1:43 PM Oct 15 2021
Local CO of Modera Army Camp, 14 others further remanded

The Commanding Officer (CO) of the Modera Army Camp and 14 other suspects in the murder of the captain of the Thotalanga Elle team have ben further remanded till 29 October.

The order was given by Colombo Additional Magistrate  Lochani Abeywickrama today (15).

The suspect CO, Lieutenant Colonel Anuja Samantha Thillakaratne, is attached to the Army's Gemunu Watch Regiment, while the other suspects included 13 members of the military and the wife of the deceased.

The deceased is 36-year-old Akila Sampath Ratnasiri, a father of three and the skipper of the Aruna Elle team of Thotalanga.

He was a Grama Niladhari Officer by profession.

The wife of the deceased had lodged a complaint with the Police, reporting the deceased as missing since 17 August.

His body was found on the shores of Crow Island on 20 September, after he was reportedly tied up and dumped into the Kelani River from the Sedawatte Bridge.

Hansi Nanayakkara (RP) | Published: 1:43 PM Oct 15 2021

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