Three arrested for demanding ransom
Police have arrested three suspects over demanding a ransom of Rs. 200,000 from a businessman in Aluthgama.
The group had called the businessman and demanded a ransom of Rs. 200,000, eventually obtaining Rs. 50,000 as an initial payment.
Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said the main suspect had escaped from the Angunakolapelessa Prison in 2018 and has nine ongoing Court cases on charges of theft and ransom.
The three suspects were arrested and will be produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court today.
Further investigations into the matter are underway.