Police arrested a powerful underworld gang member of the south Suresh Kumara alias Rana from his hideout at Pallekelle in Kandy today.
Rana is accused of several criminal offences including assault and three homicides.
Rana is wanted in connection with the stabbing murder of Kombu Roshan of Mitiyagoda in Hikkaduwa.
Police believe that Rana and his cousin had murdered their uncle Kombu Roshan. Rana had fled the area after the murder of Kombu Roshan.
Information was received by police that the duo had shot dead another two members of a gang two years ago while they were riding a motor bicycle.
Having interrogated one of his cousins, Meetiyagoda police made the arrest of the suspect from his hideout in Pallekele today.
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