The police have arrested 4 suspects so far over the attack in Deraniyagala in which a superintendent of an estate in the area was killed, the police media unit said today.
The police said that six police teams have been deployed to arrest several others wanted over the murder.
At least 15 men who had arrived in a jeep last morning at the estate had attacked the 71 year old man identified as Nihal Perera.
The police said that two others who were believed to be the security officers of the victim were injured in the attack.
The attackers had stabbed the victim after initially assaulting him and he succumbed to his injuries.
The police media unit said that the vehicle used in the crime had also been seized. (Colombo Gazette)