Underworld leader ‘Sagara’ arrested

16 January 2011 12:09 pm - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A suspect believed to be the leader of the underworld gang named ‘Sagara’ of Gampaha has been arrested while hiding in a house and is being questioned, the police said.

Police said that Gampaha High Court had issued a warrant to arrest him on sight. He is suspected to have got involved in four murders in Gampaha, Seeduwa, Katunayake and Minuwangoda and some burglaries too.

Police said that while questioning him, it has revealed that he was involved in getting three suspects released by shooting at a prison vehicle. He had been arrested on a tip off the police received.

Under the directions of Matale SSP Thilak Abeysiriwardana, under the supervision of SP Ajantha Samarakoan and under the guidance C1 Keerthi Ranaweera OIC of the Crime Branch Lalith Pieris and the team arrested the suspect and are conducting further inquiries. (M. W. Somaratna)

  Comments - 25

  • Sanj Sunday, 16 January 2011 07:15 PM

    When the police is going to locate hidden arms, guns, grenades....

    Deva Sunday, 16 January 2011 10:36 PM

    He will take police to show some bombs and wepons that he has hidden in the woods !!! Haha

    Truth Exposed Monday, 17 January 2011 01:16 AM

    Whoever he is, let the law deal with him and hope he will not get bumped off "while trying to recover a concealed weapon."

    sobers Monday, 17 January 2011 04:11 AM

    life time hard labour the best.

    wildboy Monday, 17 January 2011 04:11 AM

    looks like a bear and rabbit story

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Monday, 17 January 2011 04:18 AM

    there are partners who share the catch , they want 'truth exposed' and gangsters spared--

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 16 January 2011 12:27 PM

    He is long relation with politicians.

    local boy Sunday, 16 January 2011 12:30 PM

    why not take him to explore hidden bombs?

    Said Monday, 17 January 2011 05:11 AM

    The government's aim to wipe out underworld gangs, which is a good move, but at the same time, if politicians get involved then it will be a different issue. If this type of partiality is avoided, then the country could lead to better and clean tommorrow !

    Api Wedakarayo Sunday, 16 January 2011 12:51 PM

    Highly commendable work.

    pandula Sunday, 16 January 2011 12:50 PM

    Still Didnt he attempt t to shoot the police.

    vicks Sunday, 16 January 2011 01:28 PM

    Why not give the suspect's name?

    Konde bendapu china Sunday, 16 January 2011 01:32 PM


    chenamana Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:35 AM

    Then who will be in the parliament. Nobody.

    chenamana Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:35 AM

    where do you live. Is there any law and order in GOSL.

    Amarapala Sunday, 16 January 2011 02:16 PM

    Arrested foe how long....

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Sunday, 16 January 2011 03:12 PM

    take him to a hide out to pick arms at night- they are a menace to the society

    asoka abeywardena Sunday, 16 January 2011 03:12 PM

    Oh good, take him to show the hidden weapons...

    meranchi Sunday, 16 January 2011 03:17 PM

    Please sweep all the gangster and charge double taxes from wealthy people whose who have been targeted for gangsters...i

    DSR-Neckar Sunday, 16 January 2011 03:45 PM

    Good job. Keep on going. Build thugs free country.

    nihal Monday, 17 January 2011 08:03 AM

    H e has fulfilled the required qualification to obtain a ticket to become the MP of Mhara seat (Next to Kalaniya) and then become a Minister.

    tikiri Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:04 PM

    Ok. Now let him reveal his haul of arms like others did.

    Ranil Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:15 PM

    Welldone. Keep it up.

    Gampaha and Kelaniya are seats close to each other. Hope our famous Minister will not appear on behalf of Sagara to get him released.

    noob Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:29 PM

    lets execute the hidden weapons program.

    Kotte Kusum. Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:54 PM

    He would have done favours to MPs and Ministers , So he will be out in no time. Even he might become a MP. Keep him and let SF go free.

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