Special police probe on murder

Two police teams had been deployed to investigate the murder of a Tamil man in Colombo last night.

The police suspect a job agency was behind the murder of the man whose body was found in Bambalapitiya.

The 37 year old victim had visited the job agency in Wellawatte last night to seek a reimbursement of the money he had paid to be sent to Britain.

He had paid over Rs. 1 million to the agency to be sent to Britain for employment but the agency could not secure him the job.

A resident of Batticaloa, the victim had gone to the agency on Thursday night but was later found dead near Hindu college in Bambalapitiya with stab wounds.

He was temporarily staying in Welempitiya and was going to reunite with his wife in Britain, the police said.

Bambalapitiya police inspector Anusha Rupasinghe said that an investigation is now underway on the job agency.


(Report by Menaka Indrakumar for Colombo Gazette)