Five more arrested over murder of businessman

Bambalapitiya businessmanFive more suspects have been arrested over the abducton and murder of a businessman in Bambalapitiya.

The vehicle believed to have been used for the crime has also been seized, the police said.

Yesterday two suspects were arrested over the abduction and murder of businessman Sakeem Sulaiman from Bambalapitiya.

The businessman was abducted for ransom and was found dead in Mawanella.

The abductors had demanded Rs. 20 million from the family of the businessman and his father had promised to pay the ransom.

However while investigations were ongoing the body was discovered in Mawanella. The post-mortem revealed he died as a result of a blow to the head.

The police later obtained a court order preventing five people wanted in connection to the murder from travelling overseas. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. People. are in greed of other People,’s money. The mindset of recent murders of this type can be compared to Europeans killing Red Indians to capture their riches. Where have gone the teachings of all religions.

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