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Main suspect Dharmasiri Perera arrested in Abu Dhabi

02 Dec 2020 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

 By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya   

Dharmasiri Perera, the main suspect in the murder of Ranjan de Silva who is the father of Sri Lankan cricketer Dananjaya de Silva, has been arrested in Abu Dhabi, Police said.  

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the suspect was arrested on November 29.  
On May 24, 2018, Ranjan de Silva who was a member of the Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council was shot dead.  

The Spokesman said three suspects had been arrested earlier in connection with the murder. “However, the main suspect fled the country to the United Arab Emirates. Following his escape, special investigations were carried out. Accordingly, we obtained a warrant from the court and made a request to the Interpol in this regard,” he said.  
Accordingly, the Interpol has issued a red notice in response to the request, he said.  

DIG Rohana said the Abu Dhabi Police in the United Arab Emirates have arrested the suspect and they informed the Police branch in Colombo to take action against him in accordance with the extradition law.