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 Post subject: Kaduwela Wasantha killed by Karate Dhammika gang
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:48 pm 
Sri Lanka's Vesak Day Murder Suspects Arrested

@ Copyright by People's Daily Online
Friday, May 31, 2002

An underworld gang responsible for eliminating another underworld gang in Sri Lanka on Buddhist religous Vesak Day was arrested Thursday by Sri Lankan police, according to media reports Friday.

On the Vesak Day which fell on last Sunday, Kaduwela Wasantha,one of the most wanted underworld gangsters, and six other members of the gang who were on their way to the Navagama police station at the suburb of capital Colombo to mark their presence on a courtorder, were killed by another gang wearing military type uniforms.

Police investigators identified the other gang as that of notorious criminal Karate Dhammika and arrested him and nine others after a raid on a hotel at Aluthgama where they were in hiding. Three more suspects including a special task force member are absconding.

The police team has also recovered a large haul of arms and ammunition from the suspects together with military uniforms, and a van reportedly used by the killers and a false number plate of amilitary vehicle used by the gangsters.

The suspects were produced in court and remanded while police are conducting further investigations.

 Post subject: Prime suspect in Wasantha's murder arrested
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:17 am 
Prime suspect in Wasantha's murder arrested

By Kurulu Kariyakarawana.
DM / Tuesday,July 2, 2002

The second most wanted man over the killing of Kaduwela Wasantha, 'Navy Ruwan' was taken into custody yesterday by Hanwella police along with a set of fire arms at Panagoda, on a tip off.

The police recovered a complete army uniform used by the suspect in the murder of 'Kaduwela Wasantha', a Chinese pistol, a Wemblion Scotch revolver and two grenades.

OIC Hanwella, Udaya Hemantha told the Daily Mirror that the suspect had been involved in a number of robberies around Homagama and Panagoda area including the recent cigarette van heist at Avissawella.

Police said that two other suspects named Asanka and Prasanna involved in the cigarette robbery , would be arrested. The fourth suspect was also arrested recently at Pugoda. The police revealed that there were still two important suspects Rohana (who was in police uniform) and 'Suddha' (driver of the murder vehicle) involved in Wasantha's murder to be arrested.

Navy Ruwan had conducted the gang under the direction of the team leader Karate Dhammika.

The suspect is to be produced before the Homagama Magistrate today.

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