MP seeks inquiry against Police for leaking of Racecourse murder suspect’s confession

Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Rohana Bandara yesterday requested the Speaker to inform Minister in charge of the Police, Tiran Alles to order an inquiry into how the confession of the university student suspected to have killed his girlfriend at the racecourse ground recently was leaked to the media.

Many media outlets reported on the confession which included details on how he had planned the killing and how he had executed it. The MP stressed how a confession is highly confidential and expressed his concerns about such information being leaked by the police to journalists and the media.

The Speaker responded he will inform the subject minister as requested.

The 24 year old suspect, a student of the Faculty of Science at the University of Colombo was arrested by the police from the Wellampitiya area after the murder of a young woman at the Racecourse ground this week.