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Friday, 23 May 2014 - 13:01
Paliyagoda councillor's murder due to a personnel dispute: another 3 arrested.
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Peliyagoda Special Crimes Division stated that the murder of Peliyagoda Urban Councillor Shamila Sandaruwan was due to a long term personal dispute.

Urban Councilor Shamila Sandaruwan was shot dead by two persons who pursued his motor vehicle near Dalugama Junction along the Colombo Kandy Main road last 12th and fled the scene.

Peliyagoda Special Crimes Division commenced investigation regarding the case following which the main suspect was arrested in Aandi-ambalama area.

The main suspect Dadalla Manjula is a resident of Kadawatha area.

Few months ago the arrested suspect’s friend was kidnapped by a group of persons, where he became suspicious of the deceased councillor to be the perpetrator.

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the councillor was shot dead following this incident.
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