Police investigate three murders

By Paneetha Ameresekere | Published: 2:00 AM Jun 17 2021

By Paneetha Ameresekere

Police are investigating one murder and two suspected murders that took place on Tuesday (15). All three victims were males. The murder took place in Weeraketiya, Hambantota and the two suspected murders in Kahatagasdigiliya, Anuradhapura and Weli Oya, Mullaitivu.

 In the Weeraketiya case, Police on a tip-off recovered the body of a 34-year-old who had been shot and dumped into the Kara Gilma Wewa, Weeraketiya. Police have identified the suspects wanted in this connection and are on the lookout to arrest them. 

On another tip-off, Police found the body of a 35-year-old who had died under suspicious circumstances in Kahatagasdigiliya and the other suspicious death was that of a 48-year-old man whose body was found in Weli Oya also on a tip-off.

 Police are investigating both of these suspicious deaths. Meanwhile, on Tuesday evening, a 28-year-old man was killed by a wild elephant while on his way to have a bath at the Piniyagala Dunuke Wewa, Anuradhapura, Police said.

By Paneetha Ameresekere | Published: 2:00 AM Jun 17 2021

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