PC and wildlife officer arrested over Rathgama killing remanded

A Police Constable and a wildlife officer who were arrested yesterday over the murder of two businessmen in Rathgama have been ordered to be further remanded till March 13.

The two businessmen, Manjula Asela and Rasheen Chinthaka, had been reported missing since January 23 this year.

Investigations have revealed that the two businessmen in Rathgama had been killed and the bodies were later burnt.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID), which is investigating the incident had unearthed the details.

Human hair and bones believed to be that of the two businessmen had been found from the Walasmulla, Madagamgoda forest.

Investigations revealed that the two businessmen were abducted by men dressed in clothes similar to that of the Police.

They were kept in a house, killed and the bodies were later burnt.

The Officer in Charge of the Southern Crimes Investigations Unit and a Sub Inspector were arrested and 15 policemen were ordered to be transferred over the incident. (Colombo Gazette)

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