'Aliwatte Asitha' arrested

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 12:25 PM May 5 2021
Local 'Aliwatte Asitha' arrested

Underworld figure 'Aliwatte Asitha' was arrested yesterday (04) by the Mattakkuliya Police.

The 26-year-old suspect was wanted for a number of criminal offences, including a murder that took place last Wednesday (28 April).

Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana revealed that the arrestee was responsible for a number of crimes in the Grandpass, Mattakkuliya and Modara areas, adding that a live grenade was also found in his possession at the time of arrest.

'Aliwatte Asitha' was remanded by the Colombo Magistrate's Court yesterday, whilst further investigations are being conducted by the Mattakkuliya Police.


Rebecca Pavey | Published: 12:25 PM May 5 2021

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