Police search for ‘SF Lokka’ for A’pura killing

Eight suspects arrested


By Madura Ranwala and Norman Palihawadana

The Anuradhapura Police are still hunting for the main suspect named ‘SF Lokka’ who is alleged to have killed Karate Champion and Guinness Record holder, Alexandra Wasantha Wickrama de Zoysa (57) inside his nightclub in Anuradhapura on Saturday night.

Detectives probing the daring attack carried out by dozens of assailants yesterday managed to arrest eight suspects believed to have taken part in the crime.

"‘SF Lokka’ evading police is an army Special Forces deserter," police sources said.

Three employees who sustained cut injuries and bruises were recovering in hospital and they were out of danger, sources said.

Police have taken into custody a car, a lorry and a trishaw used by the assailants, Officer-in-Charge of Anuradhapura Police, Chief Inspector (CI) J. H. M. N. Jayapathma told The Island last night.

He said the motive for the killing was still unknown

Asked whether police had taken into custody the weapons used in the crime, the CI answered in the negative.

The eight suspects are being grilled on the attack.

The night club, too, had been damaged by the suspects, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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