Nov 24, 2016

Senior policeman linked to SI’s killing in Kurunegala Featured

Suspected underworld operative ‘Moratu Roha’ had a chat over liquor with a senior police officer in charge of the area on the same night he allegedly shot dead a sub inspector and seriously wounded two other policemen at a hotel at Maspotha in Kurunegala, say police headquarters sources.

Alarmed by the incident, this policeman had fled to Anuradhapura, investigations into telephone conversations have revealed.

He has been accused in the abduction and disappearance of Madhushka Harish de Silva, a father of two, at Vijayapura in Anuradhapura on 02 September 2013.

‘Moratu Roha’ was arrested during a vehicle check on November 15, and he has confessed information to police.

He is wanted by the CID, CCD, PNB and 12 police stations in Colombo over various crimes, said a senior police official.