Kahawatte in panic with two more gruesome killings

By K.D.Premasiri Kahawatte Corr.

Panic and confusion reigned in the Kahawatte area yesterday with the discovery of the bodies at Kotakethana of a mother and her teenage daughter who were believed to have been raped prior to their killing.

There has been ten other mysterious and gruesome killings in the Kahawatte area in recent times.

The body of P.G.Nayana Nilmini (46) was found at their residence and her daughter Kavindya Chathurangi Selllahewa’s (18) body was found hidden in a shrub in Opatha Watte, three miles away. Kavindya was an Advanced Level student of Ferguson Girls’ School, Ratnapura.

The Pelmadulla Magistrate and the Judicial Medical Officer of the Ratnapura Hospital visited the scenes of the killings.

The police said that the mother had wounds caused by a sharp object on her neck.

The STF has been deployed in Kahawatte and the adjacent areas following the incident, the police said.

A team of policemen led by OIC Kahawatte police, Nimal Wickramanayake is conducting investigations on the direction of DIG Ratnapura Kumarasiri Amaratunga.

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