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Woman’s death at Kegalle SJB office

Police still to identify owner of revolver

Police said yesterday that they have not yet identified the owner of the revolver that was used to kill a young woman at the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) office located in Kalugalla Mawatha, Kegalle recently. Police said it was a 38 mm is a foreign made revolver that can fire 6 bullets at a time.

Police also said that they have written to the authorities to find out whether the firearm was issued by any firearms issuing agency.

Police Emergency Number 119 had received information that a woman had been shot and was in the back room of the relevant party office.

Information has been received that thE dead woman who has been identified as 36-year-old Sakunthala Weerasinghe is an employee of the party office. It has not been revealed yet as to Whether the death was a murder or a suicide. Kegalle Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) organizer Lakman Dissanayake was arrested in connection with the death of a woman attached to the Kegalle SJB office.

But, so far he has denied any involvement and also has said the firearm used for the killing was not his.


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