Sri Lankan Police have sent fingerprints and DNA samples of underworld figure Chandana Lasantha Perera alias 'Angoda Lokka’ to India to ascertain whether he died in India, police today said.
Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratna said the information has been sent through the Indian High Commission in Colombo to the Indian Criminal Investigation Department.
“No test results were issued yet. If it is confirmed that it was in fact Angoda Lokka who died in India, there is no need to continue with further investigations. However, if the samples didn’t match, we will continue with investigations,” he said.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that nearly Rs. 500 million worth of assets and property including over 5.8 acres of land from Colombo had been amassed by the Angoda Lokka’s gang.
SSP Senaratna said that at least 928 perches of lands in the Western Province had been purchased by the gang illegally.
He said legal actions are being taken to confiscate those lands and properties under the Money Laundering Act.
Director Crimes Western Province (South) is conducting investigations in this regard. The Spokesman said that three lorries were also taken into custody.
He said the public could inform the Director Crimes Western Province (South) SP Abeysekara though 071 859 2279 if anyone was a victim of that gang or their lands were taken by the gang members illegally. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)