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Sunday, 04 June 2017 - 18:55
Kosgoda Rana and Karandeniya Raju who were arrested in Ekala, detained for 48 hours
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Peliyagoda Police received permission today to detain and question for 48 hours the underworld gang members Kosgoda Rana and Karandeniye Raju, who have been charged with 5 murders.

Peliyagoda police received permission after producing the suspects before Negombo Magistrate today.

Lasantha Padmalal alias Kosgoda Rana and Sanath Silva, alias Karandeniye Raju were arrested yesterday in Ekala – Ja Ela.

Police also seized a T56 rifle and seven live bullets found in possession of the suspects.

The two underworld gang members who are residents of Kosgoda and Meetiyagoda are charged with 5 murders that have taken place in Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla, Welipenna and Imaduwa areas.

Police stated that information about other individuals with whom the two underworld gang members had contact with, have now been unveiled.  



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