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Senior SL police officer suspected over Muslim businessman murder

A senior Sri Lankan police officer - Colombo North's Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Vass Gunawardena - is a suspect in the murder of a Muslim businessman in Bambalapitiya last month, reports ColomboPage citing a local newspaper.

Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has not arrested DIG Gunawardena however. According to ColomboPage, sources in the police state that the CID is awaiting approval from the Inspector General of Police NK Ilangakoon, who is currently in Russia.

Four other police officers, including a Sub-Inspector, who were within DIG Gunawardena's special operation unit, have been arrested.

Previous police investigations revealed that the businessman, Mohamed Shyam, was abducted and murdered via a contract killing worth Rs. 3 million. His corpse was found in the Dompe area on May 22nd.

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