Mahen Ratwatte to be quizzed on K. Ponnambalam’s killing

By Norman Palihawadana

The Criminal Investigations Department is to question Mahen Ratwatte, a son of former Deputy Minister, Anuruddha Ratwatte in connection with the killing of All Ceylon Tamil Congress Leader Kumar Ponnambalam, CID sources said.

Mahen Ratwatte is to be questioned following a sworn statement by former head of criminal investigations division of police headquarters, SSP, Bandula Wickramasinghe to the Criminal Investigations Department.

In his statement SSP, Bandula Wickramasinghe had said that a police constable identified as Ranasinghe who had been arrested in connection with the killing of Kumar Ponnambalam on orders of the Criminal Investigations Division of police headquarters had in a statement to police mentioned the name of Mahen Ratwatte as being allegedly involved in this killing.

The others arrested in connection with this killing are Moratu Saman and Sujeewa.

All three suspects have been remanded.