Amarakeerthi’s killing: Suspect dies of cancer!



A former soldier who was arrested on suspicion of beating Polonnaruwa MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala to death on May 9 last year has died while receiving treatment at the Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama, the Nittambuwa Police said.

The 26-year-old ex-soldier Hendawitharana Nipuna Buddhika was a resident of Ellakkala in Nittambuwa.

Police said the suspected ex-soldier, who was arrested by a team of CID officers, was detained at the Mahara Remand Prison after being produced in the Attanagalla Magistrate’s Court.

He has passed away while receiving treatment at the Apeksha Hospital under the protection of the prison officials.

On May 9, 2022, a young man named Harsha Nadeeshan, a resident of Kaleliya in Hapitigama, was also killed in Nittambuwa from shots fired from the vehicle in which MP Athukorala was travelling in.


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