Underworld figure Julampitiye Amare was remanded by the Tangalle High Court after he surrendered to the police over warrants issued against his name.
He was identified by eyewitnesses over the recent shooting incident at a JVP rally in Hambantota where two people were killed, both the JVP and the police had said.
However he surrendered to the police this afternoon over a 2002 prison escape and warrants issue against his name over a murder in Middeniya.
The Tangalle High Court is to hear the case against Julampitiye Amare tomorrow. (Colombo Gazette)