SJB candidate kills agricultural officer for not releasing fertilizer



An Agricultural Research Officer at the Netolpitiya Agrarian Service Center in Tangalle was hacked to death due to a dispute over not releasing fertilizer, the Tangalle Police said. 

The 30-year-old victim R.M.Deepashika was a resident of Weliare in Netolpitiya, Tangalle. 

Fertilizers have been distributed free of charge at the Agrarian Service Center. 

While distributing fertilizer to the farmers, one man had engaged in an argument with the officer demanding fertilizer on Sunday (26). However, he had left the center after the argument.

Meanwhile, when the victim was leaving home for work yesterday (27) morning, the suspect had attacked her with a sharp weapon.

The seriously injured woman died while being taken to the Tangalle Base Hospital.

Police have arrested Jayawardena Pathiranage Sarath alias ‘Danny Baby’, a 41-year-old resident of Netolpitiya, over the murder.

It was said that the suspect is contesting the local government election from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB).


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