Police commander found dead

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 June 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The body of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Dharmasiri Weerakoonwho, the chief of the Special Task Force (STF), was discovered at around 6.30 a.m. today, said Police sources in Colombo. He went missing yesterday while swimming in the sea at Beruwala, a tourist resort 55 kilometres south of Colombo, the sources added.

The DIG and his son went swimming despite rough sea conditions and the presence of a red flag warning people not to swim.

The STF is a commando unit of the Sri Lankan Police. Vast areas of the eastern Batticalo district are under STF control.


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