Harak Kata’s Accomplice Arrested


‘Kadira,’ a hired shooter and one of the main accomplices of wanted underworld criminal gang leader, Nadun Chinthaka alias ‘Harak Kata’, was arrested by the STF yesterday (14) evening.

Kadira was arrested following a tip-off received by Organised Crimes Prevention Division of Sri Lanka Police.

He had been hiding in Boralesgamuwa, according to the Police.

Police also said ‘Kadira’ has carried out several assassinations on Harak Kata’s orders and has connections with two shootings this year.

On 5 April he had allegedly shot a person identified as ‘Chooti Mama’ in Weligama. Also, on 14 May Roshan alias ‘Jaka’ had allegedly been shot by Kadira. However, both had survived, the Police said.

Kadira had been wanted by the Weligama Police for several assassinations.

He is now being questioned for several assassinations and the Police are trying to find the weapon used to carry out the crimes.

Further investigations are being carried out under the instructions of the STF Commandant DIG Waruna Jayasundara.

BY Keerthi Mendis