Fugitive arrested after 22 years on the run

Monday, 09 May 2016 - 11:19


A man, suspected of murder, was arrested in Pettah area after 32 years on the run.

He was arrested in connection with the murder of Karunaratna Liyanage, father of current opposition leader at the Colombo Municipal Council, in 1986.

Police said the man was in the hiding since 1994 in France and Italy.

He is due to be produced before the Magistrate’s Court in Colombo today.

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