Chief suspect in Wellawatte triple murder arrested

Chief suspect in Wellawatte triple murder arrested

August 24, 2012   12:12 pm

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The chief suspect in the triple murder which recently took place in Ramakrishna Terrace, Wellawatte has been arrested, police said today.

The 28-year-old, Prabath Kumaraswamy, is said to be the son of the murdered couple and was suspected to be involved in their deaths as he had been missing since the incident.

The three persons, an elderly couple and their daughter, whose bodies were found inside a residence in Ramakrishna Terrace had arrived in Colombo last week along with the suspect. They are residents of Kotagala in Hatton.

Police said the suspect, who had served as a pharmacist, was arrested at around 10.45am today while traveling in a bus from Colombo to Kurunegala.

He was reportedly arrested in Kadawatha by police, acting on a tip-off from a passenger of the bus, and is currently being escorted to Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) for further investigations.

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