Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Alleged Canadian serial killer charged in death of a Sri Lankan man
Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 07:21 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 17, Colombo: Suspected Canadian serial killer has been charged with an eighth murder after the police have identified remains of a Sri Lankan man believed to have been murdered by the suspect.

Suspected Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur. 66, was charged on Monday with the eighth count of first degree murder in the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, 37, BBC reported.

Police identified the Sri Lankan man Monday after his dismembered body was found in a potted plant connected to McArthur, Toronto Police Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said Monday.

In March, Toronto police released a photo of a bearded man who they believed was a deceased victim of McArthur and asked for help identifying him. Police identified the man Monday as Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, who had arrived in Canada in 2010 and lived in the Toronto area.

Police believe Kanagaratnam was killed sometime between 3 September and 14 December 2015.

The identification of Kanagaratnam was confirmed with assistance from an international government agency, Idsinga said.

Toronto police detective Hank Idsinga said on Monday that Kanagaratnam's direct family, who live in Sri Lanka, were informed over the weekend of his death.

The detective did not reveal Kanagaratnam's immigration status and said he had never been reported missing in Canada.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Police Intelligence Unit deployed for protection of Malagamuwa
-- [3 hours ago]
In Pictures: 72nd Independence Day of India celebrated in Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Railway trade unions threaten to strike again, scheduled to meet the President today
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to sign agreement with Oman on avoidance of double taxation to enhance economic relations
-- [6 hours ago]
Profiles of Sri Lankan banks stable despite operating environment headwinds - Fitch Ratings
-- [7 hours ago]
HNB Group records PBT of Rs. 14.1 billion in 1H 2018
-- [7 hours ago]
Record income from Cinnamon exports last year
Sri Lankan Premier promotes peace and reconciliation at annual feast of Madhu Church
Navy officer arrested for abduction of 11 youths given Rs. 500,000 from a Navy account
Sri Lanka to purchase refined petroleum products

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.