Police have arrested four persons over the assault and murder of a Police Constable in Vitharandeniya, Tangalle.
The suspects were revealed to be residents of Weeraketiya.
The group who attacked the officer were residing at a hotel near the constable’s home.
His brother is receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital after sustaining serious injuries.
The Tangalle Police have launched an operation to arrest the 12 suspects involved in the assault including an owner of a hotel who fled the area.
The Police Constable was a 34-year-old, and he was attached to the Tourist Division of the Expressway.