After fleeing from party thrown by Madush Angoda Lokka’ arrested in Dubai

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MB_1-3By Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya   

Another underworld crime boss named Maddumage Chandana Lasantha Perera alias ‘Angoda Lokka’, who fled when the Dubai police raided a birthday party thrown by underworld kingpin Makandure Madush in a luxury hotel there for his child’s first birthday party, was arrested yesterday, a senior police official said.
   
It has been reported that ‘Angoda Lokka’ had come out of the hotel for a smoke and at that moment the police had entered the hotel and placed many of those present at the event under arrest. They had failed to notice ‘Angoda Lokka’ who was outside the hotel, enabling him to flee.   


However after viewing footage from the security cameras mounted around the hotel police were able to launch an investigation which ultimately resulted in the arrest of the wanted gang lord. The impressive network of security cameras operating in the United Arab Emirates had been key to the authorities being able to identify and track down wanted persons in double quick time. 

 
Police in Sri Lanka had launched a huge manhunt for ‘Angoda Lokka’ here and abroad as he was instrumental in some high profile killings, with the daylight attack on a prison bus carrying one of his biggest rivals named Undugoda Pathirenhelage Aruna Uday

antha Pathirana alias Samayan along with five of his accomplices and two prison officers at Ethanamadala in Kalutara being one of the more brutal and cold-blooded acts of violence seen in recent times amongst drug dealers.   
Due to the police investigation he had fled to India with his close associate ‘Athurugiriye Lasiya’. Both of them were arrested by Indian emigration authorities and served time in jail. Once they were freed they had escaped to Dubai using fake passports. 

 
It was found that of the 31 suspects arrested at the party in Dubai, most were in the country using fake passports and that these fake passports were being turned out for them in India after they fled there to escape from the local authorities.  

 

Gandara Police on Saturday arrested a soldier attached to a Vavuniya army camp for allegedly supplying weapons and military uniforms to Anushka Kavishal alias ‘Thalalle Janga’ who was arrested in Dubai along with underworld figure Makandure Madush.   


Earlier, the police recovered 18 uniforms similar to that of the army along with 23 T-56 bullets which were found yesterday from the residence of “Janga” in Gandara, Matara. The soldier was arrested following the recovery of weapons and uniforms. Investigation revealed that the arrested soldier is a relative of Thalalle Janga. He was to produced before the Matara Magistrate’s Courts yesterday.   


Meanwhile, a car belonging to the mistress of Makandure Madush was seized by the police on Saturday in a house at Poregedara in Padukka. The owner of the house, where the vehicle bearing the registration number KX – 1781 was parked, along with his son have also been arrested. Police said that the duo returned to the country from Dubai about two months ago.   


Meanwhile, a car suspected to have been used by actor Ryan Van-Rooyen who was also arrested along with Makandure Madush, was found in Mirissa in Matara on Saturday. The vehicle was found from a hotel belonging to Sunshine Sudda who was also arrested in Dubai. The police also recovered 5.75 grammes of marijuana from the car.   


Makandure Madush and about thirty other suspects were arrested in Dubai on February 4 and it was reported that they were to be presented before Courts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday.   


It was reported that the Dubai Police had carried out blood and urine tests on the arrested suspects.   


The STF on Thursday searched the houses of singer Amal Perera and actor Ryan Van Rooyen and the brother of Ryan was arrested during the search operation. 

 
The sleuths also searched Amal Perera’s house at Maharagama and actor Ryan Van Rooyen’s house at Dehiwala following the duo’s arrest in Dubai.   

 


The STF found two empty cocaine pouches from Amal’s house and a digital scale and a bag with a false bottom at Ryan Van Rooyen’s house in Dehiwala.     

 

 

  • Car belonging to the mistress of Makandure Madush was seized by the police on Saturday
  • The owner  of the house where the vehicle was parked along with his son have also been arrested
  • Earlier, the police recovered 18 uniforms similar to that of the army along with 23 T-56 bullets
  • They were found yesterday from the residence of “Janga” in Gandara, Matara

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