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Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris issued an order today preventing overseas travel of five businessmen in connection with businessman Mohamed Sulaiman’s murder. Sulaiman was abducted on August 21 and found dead in Mawanella today.

The court order preventing the businessmen from leaving the country was issued after considering a request made by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD). The said businessmen are suspected to have owed the victim money and had loaned Sulaiman money.

The CCD and Kegalle Police Department are leading eight investigations into the abduction and murder. The police are currently questioning several friends and businessmen closely associated with the victim.