Colombo-North Deputy Inspector General of Police in Vaas Gunawardena was interrogated by the Criminal Investigations Department today, in connection to the murder of a businessman which occurred on the 22nd of this month at Bambalapitiya.
Subsequently DIG Vaas Gunawardhana left the CID building at around 4.30 this evening.
Moreover 4 police officers serving at the Paliyagoda police station have been placed under arrest in connection to the incident.
According to Police Spokesperson SP Buddhika Siriwardhana the officers under arrest comprise of a Sub Inspector & 3 Police Constables.
Meanwhile 2 civilians have also been placed under arrest by the Colombo Crimes division.
According to the Police Spokesperson all suspects are being held by the CID under detention orders.
Minister of Media Keheliya Rambukwell who presided over the day’s cabinet decision media briefing had the following take on the incident.