Underworld leader ‘Manna Roshan’ and accomplice found shot dead

Underworld leader 'Manna Roshan' and accomplice found shot dead

The dead bodies of two people who were found shot dead in a deserted land at Tunnana area in Padukka today (December 25) have been identified as underworld leader Don Roshan Indika alias “Manna Roshan” and his associate, 34-year-old Supun Thinesh.

Investigations have revealed that the underworld leader known as “Kannadi Thilina” has carried out this shooting under the direction of Lalith Kannangara, an underworld strongman involved in drug trafficking who lives in Dubai.

Investigations have revealed that Roshan had left the house in the middle of the night after he received a phone call from Lalith Kannangara.

Roshan was driving the jeep and he died of gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen, Police said.

Supun Thinesh, who was travelling with him, was also shot and fell down and died about 13 metres away from the vehicle, Police said.

The vehicle in which these two people were travelling was hit by 11 bullets and 15 T-56 bullet casings were found at the scene of the crime.

The deceased underworld figure Don Roshan Indika alias “Manna Roshan” is a 37-year-old father of two and a resident of the Niripola area of Hanwella.

According to Police, Roshan Indika, a sand and gravel trader who was heavily addicted to drugs, had been imprisoned for the possession of a grenade in 2019 and on several other occasions for various crimes, according to police.

In addition to the Hanwella Police, the Western Province South Crime Division is conducting investigations to arrest the suspects involved in the shooting.