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The undisputed underworld leader of the Southern Province  known as “Neluwe Priyantha” who was involved in range of criminal activities including 25 murders, kidnappings and drug trafficking was shot dead by  Special Task Force (STF) during a confrontation in Deyyandara.

The raid was carried out by a special team under the directions of STF Commandant DIG R.W.M.C Ranawana.

The STF intelligence gathered the vital information about the whereabouts and activities of the suspect as for years he has being escaping from police custody.

Neluwe Priyantha was killed during a confrontation with the STF when they entered a house where he confessed that weapons including a T81 assault rifle were hidden.

The STF which is curbing the underworld hunted down a number of notorious underworld leaders and prominent victims, including, “Maligawatte Fargi” who was wanted for nearly 35 murders and “Olcott” who ran the heroin business in Colombo and wanted for nearly 28 murders. (SD)


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  • bau Monday, 04 July 2011 01:09 PM

    The next target should be Mervyn

    God bless STF, keep up the good work

    brad Monday, 11 July 2011 06:17 AM

    Good work by STF. Hope this will be continued.

    shelton wijesiri Tuesday, 05 July 2011 07:37 AM

    what about those government ministers who said to be involved for drug business?STF should do the same thing to them also.

    jaymis Tuesday, 05 July 2011 06:10 AM

    Ordinary life is not easy in this world. Most of the times it an agony but better than being an underworld, IRC, politician, corporate-fraudster-business man etc.

    Ryan Tuesday, 05 July 2011 06:06 AM

    What about Nihal ayya and our loving son soththi upali

    Saman Tuesday, 05 July 2011 02:13 AM

    Top politicians get all their dirty work done through these underworld characters and get significant part of their profits from illega activities. When the politicians do not get their share, they get police to kill these people.l

    malinMalin Tuesday, 05 July 2011 01:44 AM

    What a weak police we have. Until this criminal committed 25 killings and traficking drugs over almost two deacdes, the police couldn't catch the criminal. Can the Police expalin?

    siva Monday, 04 July 2011 06:44 PM

    yes, no point o arrest them, because will be released soon and they back to their duty as usual....

    lankaputha Monday, 04 July 2011 06:29 PM

    When can I hear Kelaniye Dutugemunu was killed by "Someone" when he tried to fire at him ?

    ashok Monday, 04 July 2011 05:51 PM

    May be Ranil as his dear friend was Gonawala Sunil who was the undisputed criminal who got mercy from JR!

    chandana Monday, 04 July 2011 01:31 PM

    Well done STF .

    kapila Monday, 04 July 2011 01:17 PM

    Great News... Well done guys !!!!!! Kill Them All....

    perali murali Monday, 04 July 2011 12:05 PM

    Hats off to the STF. a job well done.

    Black Mamba Monday, 04 July 2011 01:03 PM

    I suppose there won't be any tears for him except perhaps from the politicians!

    Fazy Monday, 04 July 2011 01:03 PM

    Good show...

    meranchi Monday, 04 July 2011 12:34 PM

    very good sweep out all ....i

    THE UNDERTAKER Monday, 04 July 2011 12:39 PM

    LET THIS UNDERWORLD GUY REMAIN IN PIECES IN UNDERGROUND

    DHA Monday, 04 July 2011 12:31 PM

    wow what a statement..... "The undisputed underworld leader"........MR will get jealous.....

    piyal Monday, 04 July 2011 12:30 PM

    whilst appreciating STF act
    one wonder to earn a "name" like Neluwe Priyantha
    cost us 25 lives.
    At end of the day its better late than never

    Konde Bendapuchhena Monday, 04 July 2011 12:14 PM

    Those who deal and work with guns in Under world will end there life like this,History of all of them have ended this way

    nanda Monday, 04 July 2011 12:14 PM

    elakiri

    suneth Monday, 04 July 2011 12:12 PM

    I am favour of the capital punishment, whatever the way it is executed.

    Samba Monday, 04 July 2011 12:04 PM

    This is the guy who was up lifted by Nil Balakaya.


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