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Saturday, 05 January 2019 - 18:46
Main suspect who aided drug peddler Sunil Shantha to escape, arrested
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The main suspect who aided notorious drug peddler, Sunil Shantha to escape from Colombo Remand Prison, was arrested in Devuramwehera – Lunugamwehera.

Police Media Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that a group of officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department arrested the suspect this afternoon.

The 32 year old suspect, identified as Mahesh Indika, is a resident of Devuramwehera – Lunugamwehera.

On the 17th of November, notorious drug peddler Sunil Shantha was transported to Kegalle Prison from Kalutara Prison for a court case and was later brought to the Colombo Remand Prison.

The suspect escaped with the assistance of several others who were in disguise as prison officials while he was waiting to be boarded to the Kalutara prison bus.

Later, police arrested the suspect on the 11th of December in Meemure – Kandy.
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