Van+used+in+the+fatal+drive+by+shooting+of+Samayan+and+others+found+to+have+been+carjacked+from+Maradana
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - 7:52
Van used in the fatal drive by shooting of Samayan and others found to have been carjacked from Maradana
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Police say that the white dolphin van used in the drive by shooting that lead to the death of  Aruna Damith Udayanga alias Samayan, was carjacked from Maradana on the 6th of January.

The van used by the assailants to flee the scene was discovered yesterday in Horana- Moragahahena.

It has been revealed that the owner of the van is an individual from Trincomalee.

Police recorded statements from the owner of the cab ; a woman residing in Athurugiriya, which was used by the suspects for the shooting.

Police also recorded statements from the individual who had rented the cab .

the  individual who was in possession of the vehicle last, has disappeared.

Furthermore, CCTV footage at the Dodamgoda entrance of the Southern expressway, and around the Kalutara prison is to be analysed today.

The police media spokesperson noted that when the shooting at the prison bus occurred, Aruna Damith Udayanga was not hand cuffed.

Police added that information has been revealed that the shooting was instigated by two underworld gang leaders identified as Angoda Lokka and Kamburupitiye Madush.

A senior police officer handling the investigation noted that Angoda Lokka, a resident of Kaduwela and Kamburupitiye Madush are connected to several other crimes that took place in the south.

 
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