Sri Lanka is to seek the extradition of Saliya Perera, a most wanted criminal, from Thailand.
Perera was arrested in Thailand based on an INTERPOL Red Notice.
The Bangkok Post had reported earlier that Saliya Perera was apprehended in front of the Narathiwas Residence Hotel on Sathu Pradit Soi 19 in the Chong Nonsi area on Thursday.
Officers from the Immigration Bureau, the Tourist Police Bureau, the Patrol and Special Operations Divsion and other agencies had been tracking the suspect’s whereabouts following a request by Sri Lankan authorities to country members of INTERPOL.
Interrogation revealed that Saliya Perera had entered Thailand on a tourist visa in late 2013.
He renewed his visa regularly until 2016 when he found that he was wanted on an Interpol red notice. At that point, he told investigators, he stopped renewing his visa for fear of being arrested. (Colombo Gazette)