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Main suspect of Ranjan de Silva’s murder arrested in UAE

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Dharmasiri Perera, the main suspect in the murder of Ranjan de Silva, 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 have 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 action against him in accordance with the extradition law.


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  • SODHA Tuesday, 01 December 2020 08:44 AM

    But, still couldn't find murderers of Lasantha

    Man Tuesday, 01 December 2020 10:58 AM

    No, they don't want to, since they are in the palace and Shani in IDH. It's simple logic as such.

    L Tuesday, 01 December 2020 09:04 AM

    HATS OFF U. A. E. POLICE FORCE. THANKS. SRILANKA IMMIGRATION STAFF ??????

    darme Tuesday, 01 December 2020 12:03 PM

    good one..!

    Ranil Tuesday, 01 December 2020 11:16 AM

    Nobody is talking now re Arjuna Mahendran - All have forgotten including the JVP !

    Ram Tuesday, 01 December 2020 11:56 AM

    Interpol made a positive response to this small fry. What has the Interpol done with the Red Notice issued for the arrest of Arjuna Mahendran. Clear double standards

    VJ Tuesday, 01 December 2020 08:47 PM

    Bring him home and stage an encounter before he could speak, he is probably a drug dealer too.

    ram Wednesday, 02 December 2020 01:38 AM

    At the same time, murder suspect of Lasantha Wickramatunga is freely out there without any consequences. Does it means the suspect is protect for political purpose? We need justice to Lasantha's murder case.


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