Police say Kurunegala suspect allegedly connected to several crimes

Police say Kurunegala suspect allegedly connected to several crimes

Police say Kurunegala suspect allegedly connected to several crimes

Written by Keshala Dias

17 Nov, 2016 | 1:34 pm

Police say that the person arrested in connection to the shooting of a police officer in Kurunegala on Wednesday, November 16 is alleged to be a leader of an underworld gang involved in a number of murders, as well as a drug dealer.

According to police, the suspect identified as Roshan Silva alias Rohaa is a resident of Ratmalana, and is alleged to have been involved in a number of killings in Moratuwa, Ratmalana, and Piliyandala.

Police said he was also the suspect in connection to the recent shooting of a motorist in Attidiya.

He was arrested on the night of  Tuesday, November 15, while fleeing the scene where he allegedly shot at a police officer near a hotel along Puttalam road in Kurunegala.

Police also said that  special teams have been deployed to apprehend the other suspects.

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