Kidnapping of businessman; four suspects arrested
Four suspected of kidnapping a businessman in Tissamaharama and
demanded a Rs 3 million ransom were arrested by the Criminal
Investigation Unit of Tangalle on Friday. Acting on a tip-off that a
businessman in Saliyapura, Tissamaharama, had been abducted and held
hostage for a ransom, the CID team from Tangalle carried out the raid
and arrested two suspects.
The CID was able to trace the location where the kidnapped victim was
held by two other suspects, after interrogating the two suspects.
A special police team raided the hideout and rescued the businessman.
The Police also seized a three-wheeler and a motorcycle used in the
The rescued businessman has been admitted to the Hambantota Hospital.
Tissamaharama Police and Tangalle division Criminal Investigation Unit
are investigating to arrest another suspect in connection to the