The main suspect in connection with the recent quadruple murder in the Wennappuwa area has been arrested.
Police launched an investigation following the discovery of the bodies of four members of the same family which were recovered from a pit behind a coir factory in Nainamadama area in Wennappuwa on the 1st.
The victims were identified as a female dental surgeon attached to the Lunuwila hospital, her husband, their 13-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter.
Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that an individual who had served as a watcher at the coir factory, has been arrested in connection with the murders.
During interrogation, the suspect has confessed to committing the murders with help from his illicit lover.