An individual arrested over the murder of a Police officer and assaulting and causing serious injuries to another individual in Vitharandeniya, Tangalle has been remanded till the 4th of March.
The suspect was produced before the Tangalle Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested by the Tangalle Police.
The suspect is a 40-year-old resident of Weeraketiya.
Meanwhile another suspect was arrested in Sooriyawewa in connection to the incident.
He is a 35-year-old resident of Weeraketiya.
He is due to be produced before the Tangalle Magistrate’s Court today.
A 34-year-old Police Constable attached to the Tourist Division of the Expressway was reportedly assaulted and killed on the 17th of February, due to a dispute over property.
The Constable was assaulted by a group that arrived at his residence while he was there with his wife and brother.
His brother is receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital after sustaining serious injuries.
15 suspects involved in the assault including an owner of a hotel fled the area following the incident.
Further investigations are being conducted by the Tangalle Police