Five more arrested over murder of businessman

The abductors had demanded Rs. 20 million from the family of the businessman and his father had promised to pay the ransom.However while investigations were ongoing the body was discovered in Mawanella. The post-mortem revealed he died as a result of a blow to the head. Yesterday two suspects were arrested over the abduction and murder of businessman Sakeem Sulaiman from Bambalapitiya. Five more suspects have been arrested over the abducton and murder of a businessman in Bambalapitiya.The vehicle believed to have been used for the crime has also been seized, the police said. The businessman was abducted for ransom and was found dead in Mawanella. The police later obtained a court order preventing five people wanted in connection to the murder from travelling overseas. (Colombo Gazette)

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