Arrest

Feb 02, 2014 (LBO) – A suspect had been arrested over the murder of Mel Gunasekera, a senior financial journalist in Sri Lanka who was current working at Fitch, an international ratings agency. Before joining Fitch Ratings, Gunasekera was at the French News Agency AFP. She was the founder editor of Lanka Business Online and was News Editor Business at the Sunday Times.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana told reporters that the suspect had worked at Gunasekera’s house as a painter some time ago.

Police believe she was killed after she recognized the man, who had forced open a window to enter the house after her parents and brother went out Sunday morning.

Police had analyzed closed circuit television footage from a neibhour’s house and also found a bloodstained fingerprint. Gunasekera’s mobile phone has also been found.