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Ariyalai murder weapon and vehicles found in Jaffna STF camp, intelligence personnel suspected

The weapon and vehicles believed to have been used by the shooters in the killing of a Tamil man in Ariyalai have been recovered from a Special Task Force camp in Jaffna, following the camp’s military personnel being interviewed as suspects in the murder.

24-year-old Don Bosco Rikman of Ariyalai East was shot in the area on October 22nd and died of his injuries in hospital shortly afterwards.

Following a fruitless search at Mandaithivu navy camp last week, police turned their attention to the STF camp in Jaffna’s Pannai.

Intervention by the Inspector General of Police meant that the search of the camp was delayed, although CID officers from Colombo interviewed all military intelligence personnel attached to the camp.

A search of the camp on Tuesday night finally produced a handgun, a motorcycle and a three-wheeler all connected to the murder.