A heap of information has been unearthed regarding many individuals connected with the government who have food and liquor from hotels in the area using their political might not to pay for what they consume and also collect ransom. Their plundering carried out with political backing has spread throughout the area including Katharagama. As a result certain hoteliers had closed down their businesses.
However, a bigwig of the government has ordered the police not to carry out investigations regarding the ransom cliques but to concentrate only on the murder of the British national and the attack and rape of his Russian girl friend say police sources. The police sources state despite the intention of the government is to sweep under the carpet the investigations against the Chairman of Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Sampath Chandrapushpa, the main suspect in the case, things have developed so that it is not possible to do so. The government is unable to do anything regarding ongoing investigations due to the international pressure on it regarding the incident and the threat to tourist industry such an attempt would cause.
‘Lankatruth’ revealed with evidence the connection between the political bigwig behind this crime and Rajapaksas. Inner sources of the government state this disclosure has become an issue within the government.