Criminal gang member and drug trafficker “Parippuwa” arrested

Handcuffs - Arrest by Police

An organized criminal and drug trafficker known as Manawaduge Asanka Maduranga alias “Parippuwa” has been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) during a special operation.

The raid was carried out last night (February 14) in the area of Konkadawala, acting on a tip-off received by the officers of STF’s intelligence unit.

The STF personnel have seized a “TYPE82” live hand grenade in possession of the arrestee.

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court had previously issued a warrant for the arrest of the said suspect.

It has been revealed that the suspect was wanted over the murder of a man in a three wheeler at the Maliban Junction in Ratmalana in 2019. Also, the suspect was wanted over several other criminal activities in Sedawatta and Wellampitiya areas.

The 33-year old suspect, from Wellampitiya was handed over to the Ambanpola Police for further investigations.