A sub inspector attached to Buttala Police station who was identified as the suspect for leaving a traveling bag with the decapitated body of a woman in Dam Street.
Victim was 30 year old unmarried female from Kuruvita, Police Spokesperson, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana stated.
Investigations revealed that the policeman and the woman had moved into a guest house in Hanwella on 28th February. Suspect had left the guest house the next day with the traveling bag which was later left on Dam St.
The love affair between the victim and suspect is said to be the motive of the killing.