Seven cops and forest ranger arrested over Rathgama killings remanded

Seven policemen and a forest ranger who were arrested yesterday over the Rathgama double murder, were today ordered to be remanded till March 27.

Another seven suspects are already in remand over the killings.

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

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

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. (Colombo Gazette)


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