STF arrests ‘Podi Wije’ in Wellampitiya

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By Darshana Sanjeewa  

An underworld figure, Hewathanthrige Sisira Kumara alias ‘Podi Wije’ was arrested with a sword in his possession, by the Organized Crimes Prevention Unit of the STF on Monday at Kolonnawa in Wellampitiya, Police said.  
They said the suspect, who is an accomplice of ‘Kudu Lal Chuti Putha’ of Kolonnawa, had been allegedly involved in heroin smuggling and demanding ransom from people.   

He was earlier in 12-year remand custody over a murder and had also been arrested for assault and possession of a hand grenade.  

The suspect was handed over to the Wellampitiya Police for further investigation.  

The raid was carried out by a team led by Chief Inspector Nadeeka Silva on the instructions of STF Commandant M.R. Latheef.