Maithripala writes to IGP on assasination

SLFP General Secretary, Minister Maithripala Sirisena has written to the Inspector General of Police stating the public were awaiting the outcome of the probe into the murder of Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawala.

The Minister has urged the IGP to carry out instructions given by the President to ensure a fair probe to bring the culprits to book.

The minister also expressed his condolence to the bereaved family on behalf of the SLFP, a state news agency reported today.

Madawala was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his house on Saturday night.

The victim had supported a campaign against Minister Mervyn Silva.