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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 7:25
Southern Provincial special Investigation Units gun safe sealed
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The firearms safe containing weapons of the Southern Province Senior DIG’s Investigations Unit where the officials charged with abducting, killing and burning two Ratgama businessmen are serving, has been sealed.

Police said that the firearms safe was thus sealed yesterday on the instruction of the CID.

T 56 firearms the Investigations Unit personnel used  had been stored in this safe. 

In addition if according to post mortem reports a suspicion crops up regarding the firearms, they are scheduled to be submitted to the government analyst as well.

Meanwhile, several more bone fragments were found at a location in the Kanamuldeniya reservation in Medagoda in Walasmulla where the bodies of the two Ratgama businessmen were burnt after slaying.

Walasmulla Magistrate Suranga Munasinghe is scheduled to visit the place and examine the fragments today.

Earlier too, bone fragments said to be those of the two businessmen were recovered.

It was revealed that the two businessmen had been abducted and assaulted and killed in a house in Gonamulla in Akmeemana and subsequently burned in the Kanamuldeniya reservation after pouring diesel on their bodies.

The body fragment samples recovered from the place where the bodies have been suspected to be burned were submitted to the government analyst today for the DNA examination.

Meanwhile, The SP in charge of Matara, Gayantha Marapana has requested the IGP to transfer the existing 10 policemen of the Southern Provincial special Investigation Unit.

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