Sri Lankan arrested for a Swiss murder


A Sri Lankan man who arrived in New Zealand using fake documents has been arrested for a murder in Switzerland more than 13 years ago.

The 42-year-old man from the central Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn is wanted in Switzerland over the death of his former partner, 23-year-old Kavitha Kandiah, in the Swiss city of Basel on December 13th, 2000.

Police have been working with Swiss authorities since late 2011 on apprehending the man since discovering he lived in Auckland.

The man, a small business operator, will appear in Auckland District Court tomorrow.