Couple arrested over death of businessman in Thalangama

Couple arrested over death of businessman in Thalangama

February 5, 2023   05:59 pm

A couple was arrested by the Kandana Police a short while ago (05 Feb.) over the recent death of a businessman whose body was found in a swimming pool.

The arrest was made based on a tip-off received by the OIC of the Kandana Police, Chief Inspector Gamini Herath.

Accordingly, the couple, aged 23 and 27, were identified as residents of Narahenpita, the OIC confirmed, adding that although it was previously suspected that the duo had fled the country, it was revealed that their attempt to do so had failed.

The body of the 49-year-old businessman, identified as Roshan Wanninayake, was discovered on 02 February, in the swimming pool of the deceased’s three-storied building, which is under construction at Pelawatte, Thalangama. 

Meanwhile, the deceased’s vehicle was also found at a residence in Negombo a day later, on 03 February, Police reported.

The vehicle was suspected to have brought to Negombo by the arrested couple.

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