Army Lieutenant Colonel And 15 Other Military Personnel Remanded Over The Murder Of 37-Year-Old Elle Player

Colombo Additional Magistrate Lochana Abeywickrema has ordered the remand of 15 suspects including Lieutenant Colonel Anuja Samantha Tilakaratne, Commanding Officer of the Modara Camp Gemunu Watch, in connection with the murder of the Captain of the Thotalaga 'Aruna' Elle Sports Club, until the 15th of this month.

The Magistrate issued the order when the wife of the Elle player who was remanded in connection with the incident, the Army Lieutenant Colonel, a Corporal and 15 other Army personnel were produced before court today (01). The wife of the assassinated Elle Player is a Grama Niladhari by profession.

The lawyers representing the suspects requested the court to issue orders to the Superintendent of Prisons to provide them security inside the prison as the suspects are intelligence officers.

The Magistrate stated that he would not issue such an order as the suspects had not carried out an intelligence operation.

The deceased has been identified as Pinchadewage Akila Sampath Ratnasiri, 37, a captain of the Thotalaga 'Aruna' Elle sports team and a father of three.

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