The suspect over the murder of journalist Mel Gunasekera arrested in Dompe by Mirihana Special Crimes Unit, the Police spokesman said a short while ago. The suspect had been identified as Samson Anthony. According to the police, the Blackberry phone of the murdered journalist found in possession of the suspect. Mirihana Police says the suspect was a mason who worked at her house a few weeks ago.
Former Agence France Presse (AFP) Journalist Mel Gunasekera has been found murdered in her home in Battaramulla, a suburb of Colombo this morning.
According to the police the murder was as a result of a failed robbery attempt. While working at her home, the suspect Samson Anthony had noticed that the entire family attended church from 6.15am to 9am every Sunday. Today morning he had arrived at the house with the intention of stealing and the murdered journalist had confronted him.