Suspects involved in 'Sudu's murder over kite dispute, arrested (Video)

Monday, 21 June 2021 - 11:56

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder that took place due to a dispute over a kite in the Kotagedara area in Minuwangoda yesterday (20).

The Minuwangoda Police stated that the arrested persons are aged 49, 24, and 22 from the same family.

The suspects are due to be produced before the Minuwangoda Magistrate's Court today (21).

A youth involved in the incident where three persons were killed in a dispute over a kite in the Gamangedara area in Minuwangoda has been assaulted to death with a sharp weapon.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Lakmal de Silva alias 'Sudu', a resident of Kotagedara, Minuwangoda.

He was traveling on a motorcycle this morning (20) when he was hit by a car as planned. Police stated that another group of suspects had chased the victim while he was running and had assaulted him to death with sharp weapons.

A father and son were killed on 26 August 2017 in the Gamangedara area in Minuwangoda over a kite issue.

A 65-year-old man who was released on bail on that charge was shot dead on 5 April 2018 at Minuwangoda Yatiyana Junction.

It has been revealed that the youth who was killed today was the main suspect in his murder.