Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon has assured the residents of Kahawaththa-Kotakethana that a peaceful atmosphere would be re-established in the area once again followed by expedient investigations on the recent spate of murders.
The IGP's comments in this regard came while touring the Kahawaththa-Kotakethana area this evening.
According to Police Media Spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakodi, the IGP had ascertained the ground situation in the area followed by discussions with its area residents and law enforcement officials.
During his discussions the IGP had noted that some of the murders were interconnected while some were isolated incidents.
Meanwhile the youth who had been arrested on suspicion & was later released in connection to the murder of a couple in Dimbulwala-Kahawaththa has been hospitalized due to consuming poison.
According to police the youth is currently receiving treatment at the Rathnapura hospital.