Main suspect wanted over murder of Dehiwala MC member arrested by Interpol

The main suspect wanted over the murder of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council (MC) member Ranjan de Silva has been arrested by Interpol.

Police spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that Dharmasiri Perera was arrested by Interpol in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ranjan de Silva was killed in a shooting incident in Ratmalana in May 2018. He is the father of popular Sri Lanka cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva.

DIG Ajith Rohana said Police investigations have revealed that the suspect had been involved in a number of crimes in Sri Lanka and had fled to the UAE after murdering Ranjan de Silva.

The Mount Lavinia Police had obtained a warrant from Court over Ranjan de Silva’s murder and had thereafter informed the Interpol, requesting it to issue a red notice.

Following the red notice, UAE officials had arrested Dharmasiri Perera on Sunday (29).

DIG Ajith Rohana said measures are underway to bring down the suspect to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

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