British national’s body found in Maligawatte Foul play suspected

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By 2018-01-03

The body of a British national, who had died under mysterious circumstances, was found at Araliya Uyana in Maligawatta, Colombo 10, Police said.

The Police Media Spokesperson's Office told Ceylon Today, that the foreigner had arrived in the country on 25 November 2017 and was scheduled to leave the country yesterday (2), however, he had subsequently extended his visa to 25 January 2018.
Meanwhile, Police suspect that he had been murdered elsewhere and his body brought to where it was found. Police noted that the victim's passport was also found near his body.

Police added that the deceased was found with a wound on his face. However,the cause of death was yet to be ascertained. Hulftsdorp Magistrate conducted the preliminary inquiry at the spot where the body was found. Police are conducting investigations with the help of the canine (K9) unit.

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