Friday, 25th June 2021

Third suspect arrested in Matara student stabbing

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: The third suspect was arrested this morning in Matara town involved in the stabbing and death of an Advanced Level student, police said.

17-year-old Jayaweera Mohandiramege Sunuru Vimmukthi Jayaweera, a resident of Walgama area in Matara was identified.

A19-year-old student of St. Thomas’ College, Matara was killed after he was stabbed on Saturday afternoon near a private class at Matara.. He was assaulted and killed when he was on his way to a private tuition class with two of his friends on Saturday 24. A resident of Mahahenawatte, Naimbala, it was said he was preparing for the GCE (A/L) Examination to be held next year.

The main suspect was surrendered to the court and remanded till December 3 by the Matara Magistrate yesterday. 

Another 17-year-old was surrendered to the Matara ASP Office yesterday over the same incident.

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