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'Angoda Lokka' arrested in Dubai

11 February 2019 05:51 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Another underworld crime boss named Maddumage Chandana Lasantha Perera alias 'Angoda Lokka', who fled when the Dubai police raided a birthday party thrown by underworld kingpin Makandure Madush in a luxury hotel there for his child's first birthday party, was arrested yesterday, a senior police officer said.

It has been reported that 'Angoda Lokka' had come out of the hotel for a smoke and at that moment the police had entered the hotel and placed many of those present at the event under arrest. They had failed to notice 'Angoda Lokka' who was outside the hotel, enabling him to flee.

However after viewing footage from the security cameras mounted around the hotel police were able to launch an investigation which ultimately resulted in the arrest of the wanted gang lord. The impressive network of security cameras operating in the United Arab Emirates had been key to the authorities being able to identify and track down wanted persons in double quick time.

Police in Sri Lanka had launched a huge manhunt for 'Angoda Lokka' here and abroad as he was instrumental in some high profile killings, with the daylight attack on a prison bus carrying one of his biggest rivals named Undugoda Pathirenhelage Aruna Udayantha Pathirana alias Samayan along with five of his accomplices and two prison officers at Ethanamadala in Kalutara being one of the more brutal and cold-blooded acts of violence seen in recent times amongst drug dealers.

Due to the police investigation he had fled to India with his close associate 'Athurugiriye Lasiya'. Both of them were arrested by Indian emigration authorities and served time in jail. Once they were freed they had escaped to Dubai using fake passports.

It was found that of the 31 suspects arrested at the party in Dubai, most were in the country using fake passports and that these fake passports were being turned out for them in India after they fled there to escape from the local authorities.(Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)


  Comments - 13

  • GoldernArrow Monday, 11 February 2019 09:09 AM

    Sri Lanka too could start deploying an intelligent CCTV system which is not expensive compared to car used by Sri Lanka politicians. The technology is called face recondition and large scale data analytics, This has been used in Singapore for many years. Just a passing hint, the Singapore authorities know where any one is is at any one time.

    James Ingram Monday, 11 February 2019 09:22 AM

    When Gota started this , it was frowned by Colombo 7 crowd as a wast of money and corruption . Now Lament .

    GoldernArrow Monday, 11 February 2019 10:22 AM

    This technology matters about 3 years ago. So Gota had it before that. I am an IT consultant.

    ShakeSpear Monday, 11 February 2019 10:36 AM

    Today Google and the mobile operator know all our physical movement if one users a smartphone. Does this connote that the Colombo 7 crowd do not use smartphones. In fact Google may also know what we do and buy.

    Jude Monday, 11 February 2019 11:08 AM

    Hey GA, don't care who you are!!! Today, in Colombo streets you get plenty of IT consultants!!

    Casanova Monday, 11 February 2019 03:24 PM

    When my ex gf missed her period, google found out before I did.

    L C A Monday, 11 February 2019 10:37 AM

    U A E police did which our police could not do for many years.

    ravi Monday, 11 February 2019 11:21 AM

    funny thing his our people call those people backward people or stone age

    Sen Monday, 11 February 2019 12:09 PM

    But Singapore police still couldn't catch world known Bank robber, their own citizen, Arjun mahendran, so its far behind the UAE police

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 11 February 2019 12:34 PM

    Bullshit talk, first he needs to be found guilty in a court of law in Sri Lanka for Singapore to act.

    DidulaCTA Monday, 11 February 2019 12:09 PM

    It's "Athurugiriye Ladiya" not "Lasiya".

    Upul Monday, 11 February 2019 06:09 PM

    It could be typo error as "S" and "D" are next to each other in the keyboard.

    Mataraarachchi Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:29 AM

    Cameras in wrong hands are worst than when they are used for the right purpose. Former DS is not to be trusted with cameras.

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