Senior Police Officers Arrested Over Biyagama Village Owner's Murder

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Rajith Rohana said that SSP Weewasinghe Pathiranalage Wimalasena from Jaffna and IP Ananda Rajakaruna from Alpitiya, arrested by CID over the murder of the owner of Biyagama Village Hotel.

According to the Police Media Unit, the senior Police officers have been arrested for withholding information from the CID with regard to the murder.
According to the police reports the owner of Biyagama Village Hotel, Bernard Jayaratne (65) was hacked to death in one of his estates in Pahala Dompe in Dompe by an unidentified person who had come in a motorbike in 2012.
Jayarathne was hacked to death around 6.30 am on February 20 in 2012, when he came to the estate in his double cab to inspect his land, eyewitnesses had told the Police.
Investigations revealed that the murder had been committed by the son of the victim with the assistance of his friend W.W. Sudath Wickrama.
Police said these two officers, who were attached to the Special Task Force (STF) during the time of the murder, had provided explosives to the hotel owner’s son to be placed near the home of another youth with the intention of misguiding the Police over the crime.
They will be produced in the Pugoda Magistrate’s Court on charges of supplying explosives to the assailant.
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