Notorious underworld drug kingpin Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush was shot dead in a crossfire between police and other suspected underworld figures at Maligawatte Housing Complex, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
He said the officers of the Colombo Crimes Division had taken Madush to an apartment at the housing complex to recover a stock of hidden heroin.
DIG Rohana said that a group of unidentified men, suspected to be underworld figures had reportedly opened fire at the police.
Madush’ has been shot dead in a crossfire between police and the underworld figures near the housing complex.
DIG Rohana said that two Police Constables attached to the CCD were also injured in the shootout.
Police have recovered 22 kilograms of heroin, 02 pistols and a motorcycle at the location.
Makandure Madush who was under the custody of the CID was transferred to the custody of the CCD for further investigations on last Friday (16).
Madush who was arrested at a drug-fuelled party in Dubai on February 5, 2019, was deported to Sri Lanka on May 5 last year.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that a special police team headed by the OIC of the Maligawatta Police had been appointed to investigate into the death of Makandure Madush.
DIG Rohana said the CCD also investigating over the motorcycle which was found in the scene.
The wife of deceased Madush has identified the dead body and that the body would be released to the Madush's family after the magisterial and autopsy inquiries, he said.
"Live by the sword, die by the sword" huh!! In this case by gun!!
Lion Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:12 AM
Story that Will fallow will be in the fallowing manner.He was taken to A hide out where he has concealed his arms.on the way he tried to grab the arms of policemen and the police shot him dead.
Sanda Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:13 AM
Among the torrents of bad news, one good news
lumbini Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:20 AM
As usual, easy method.
King Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:25 AM
Good riddance ! It's the only way to get rid of these parasites. Court cases are of no use in these high profile cases. Money talks and even if he was jailed, he would be free to carry out his criminal activity.
Buddhist Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:26 AM
We have gone back to Pre 2015.
Buddhist Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:27 AM
Why would Police take Madush with them to find other criminals?
Yoga Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:29 AM
With Madush dies all the facts and truth
Waco Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:36 AM
Well done Police, way to go.
These people can not be reformed, hence do not waste time and tax payers money by feeding them.
Abeygunaratna Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:48 AM
All secrets safely buried
Rohan Silva Tuesday, 20 October 2020 06:59 AM
This is another extra judicial killing. It's so obvious. This is NOT how the these should be solved. What this shows is lack of rule of law and failure and non operation of law and justice system in this country.
Neville Gunasekera Tuesday, 20 October 2020 07:18 AM
We were under the impression that he was in the remand.
Be Fair Tuesday, 20 October 2020 07:26 AM
I thought he was in Dubai
Lal Tuesday, 20 October 2020 07:49 AM
THANKS FOR THE POLICE OFFICERS. OTHERWISE THIS CASE WILL DRAG UPTO 2039 UNNECESSARILY SPEND OUR MONEY. NOW NO MORE CASES CHAPTER CLOSED. LAST HOW MANY MONTHS HE IS IN REMAND ????
ANTON Tuesday, 20 October 2020 07:56 AM
THANKS MADUSH, YOU SAVED A LARGE NUMBER OF LEADING POLITICIANS.
Sambo Tuesday, 20 October 2020 07:59 AM
One down plenty to go. So will this cover up much wanted intel.
Sportsman Tuesday, 20 October 2020 08:16 AM
My congratulations to the police marksman! He should be rewarded.
Yehiya Tuesday, 20 October 2020 08:35 AM
He can reveal lot of relationship with politicos.
Oscar Perera Tuesday, 20 October 2020 08:44 AM
Hat's off to the man behind the scenario
DHA Tuesday, 20 October 2020 08:48 AM
#Buddhist do you prefer this criminal to roam freely killing people ? We welcome this move cos if he goes to jail he'll be out the moment he goes in ! Well done GR keep up the good work!
RP Tuesday, 20 October 2020 08:50 AM
Was he the one led the Police to seek underworld figures? the story doesn't make any sense. Now, the rest of the world would think twice before extradite wanted criminals. You don't just murder another human irrespective of his criminal records, this is why we have the Justice and the courts!
pp Tuesday, 20 October 2020 08:57 AM
All secrets safely buried
Cisco Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:17 AM
There will be big stories about his wealth.
BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:18 AM
It is clear Madhush had a lot of information that State Officials did not want exposed, so the best system is dump him. Only an element is dead, the vermin remains.
eresh S kumara Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:26 AM
How come the other suspected underworld figures came to the spot at the same time . from where the information has gone. just asked :P
Warakagoda Gnanaratana Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:38 AM
May he attain Nibbana..
AB Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:43 AM
He is not a superman to fight with big team of police men with a revolver it's stupid, if he volunteered,what necessity to accompany, in crack of day, his death is fishy,but he presence in the society, is truly bad
Shehan Tuesday, 20 October 2020 10:59 AM
Well set up. BTW this man is now gone. The biggest names are saved. What a justice.
Lost Lankan Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:07 AM
Makandure Madush death saved 225 families and their wealth. RIP
Bandara Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:44 AM
All dirty things he has done for the politicians are safely buried. Very suspicious. Shy did the police take bim with them ? And he died in police custody so police is responsible.
Kumara Ranaweera Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:49 AM
A very big consolation for our big wigs in politics.
FF Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:53 AM
CANNOT SAY IF THIS IS GOOD OR BAD NEWS. WE HAVE LOST A RELIABLE INFORMANT WHO CAN LEAD TO EXPOSURE AND ARREST MORE BEHIND THE TRADE
Hassanda Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:54 AM
He was Jailed and how the Hell he was in the
Maligawatte housing scheme - Easy way to close
File n Save our Parliamentarians
Aca Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:11 PM
Extra judicial killing, in crossfire only man in custody got killed ? What a lie
Punchi banda Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:12 PM
There are killing - extra judicial killing criminals. Once they become habitualised, they will start killing Muslims saying they are killing terrorists and Tamils saying Paroo demilos, then they will start killing ordinary Shinghala people and when they do this no one will dare speak out and it will become more entrenched as a failed state
Francis Tuesday, 20 October 2020 07:19 PM
What happened to the drug dealers who fired at the police and also killed Madush. No mention about it altogether. Doesn’t this appear strange ?
Rajkumar Nagarajah Tuesday, 20 October 2020 07:52 PM
Welcome to Sri Lanka.
Lucifer Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:47 PM
Sent him away like Jeffrey Epstein before he leaking the political and police kuddu dealers.
achieammo peyres Wednesday, 21 October 2020 01:29 AM
Well done police. Get rid of all these drug and power addicts Srilanka will be a safer place to live. Should have thanksgiving services all over. Thank you Mr.President.
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