Nine Lankan drug lords arrested in Trichy

The Indian Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine Sri Lankan gangsters, including Kimbulaele Guna, Pukudukanna and Welle Suranga, from a special camp for Tamil refugees in Tiruchirappalli for their involvement in smuggling drugs and weapons to promote Liberation activities. Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

“Arrested Sinnaiyya Ravindran Gunasekaran aka Kimbulaele Guna, Pushparajah, Mohammad Asmin, Alahapperumage Sunil Gamini Fonseka, Stanley Kennady Fernando aka Bumma, Nalin Chathuranga aka Athurugiriye Ladiya, Dhanuka Roshan aka Athurugiriye Ladiya, Dhanuka Roshan aka Well Surreagae Prahanai aka Well Surreagae D .Balachandran Pushparaja alias Pukudukanna and Mohammad Mansoon alias Mohammad Azmin.

In addition to these nine persons, information has been released to the Sri Lankan security forces that Dikpitiya Withanage Asitha Noel Kumara alias Army Asitha, who was allegedly involved in the shooting of the former OIC of the Police Narcotics Bureau, IP Neomal Rangajeewa in Piliyandala, has been arrested by this agency.

Five people including Kimbula-ele Guna and Bumma were arrested at Chennai airport while preparing to fly to Delhi from Chennai in January this year and this group was arrested in an investigation by the Tamil Nadu Q branch Police for their alleged links with the LTTE. Chennai Airport.

Several people including Kota Gamini were previously arrested for drug trafficking and Kimbula-ela Guna was also reported to have been arrested according to information released by Kota Gamini.

Based on the investigation of Kimbula-ele Gunari and others, several raids were conducted in Cheruppur, Chengalpattu and Tiruchirappalli, and several underworld criminals involved in illegal drug trafficking from Sri Lanka to India were arrested along with other suspects. .

Among these criminals, there are many who have received red notices from the International Police. However, India did not hand over any of them to Sri Lanka and it is significant that the Indian National Investigation Agency issued red notices to the nine arrested persons through the international police.

Kimbula-ele Guna was a person alleged to have had very close ties with the LTTE during the war and was also known to have harbored members of the LTTE in Colombo. It has also been revealed that he has very close relations with many politicians.

Kimbula-Ele Guna, which is considered to be the initial link of the drug trade in Sri Lanka, was the person who protected the suicide woman who in 1999 bombed the then President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in the City Hall.

However, he fled to India on a boat when the Criminal Investigation Department was ready to arrest him in connection with the bombing.

Since then, he has been involved in many crimes in India and almost all the male members of his family, including his brother Suresh and his son, are in India.

He is narco-trafficking from India and shot dead the Inspector OIC of Anti-Corruption Division of Dematagoda Police and his wife in Pore area of ​​Athurugiriya, who conducted investigation against him.

Ladiya was arrested by the Coimbatore Police following an investigation by the local police following the Angoda Lokka murder in 2017. He was the one responsible for the attack on a bus from Ethanmadale prison in Kaluta where seven people including a criminal named Pathalaya were killed. in Samaya

An underworld gangster named Bumma was a member of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s security team. After the end of the war he was rehabilitated in Bussa prison and Kosgoda began a close relationship with Suji in prison. Kosgoda later worked with Suji as a mystery shooter in the southern underground. He later worked as an assassin for many underground gangs and fled to India by boat in 2019.

Kota Gamini fled to India in 2005 after the death of former Western Province Minister Sunil Mendis. The suspect named Dhanuka has underworld power in Keselwatte after killing Keselwatte Dinuka who has directed many murders from India in the past. It has also been revealed that the killing of Peliyagoda Manning Market Fruit Association president Amba Shana was done under her contract.

Meanwhile, Indian media quoting the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said the two arrested Sri Lankan men were in regular contact with Pakistan-based drug trafficker Haji Salim, who often traveled between Dubai, Pakistan and Iran. The agency added that these men and Salim were working to revive the LTTE in India and Sri Lanka.

“The case relates to the activities of a Sri Lankan drug mafia controlled by C.Gunashekharan alias Guna and Pushparajah alias Pookutti Kanna, along with Pakistan-based drug and arms supplier Haji Salim, operating illegally in India and Sri Lanka. India and Sri Lanka Drugs and weapons to revive LTTE in Lanka,” the NIA said.

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