Nadeemal Perera released, Prisons Officer Lalith Kumara handed over to CCD

Nadeemal Perera released, Prisons Officer Lalith Kumara handed over to CCD

Written by Staff Writer

27 Mar, 2019 | 8:32 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Singer Amal Perera’s son Nadeemal Perera and Prisons Officer Lalith Kumara who were recently arrested in Dubai together with the notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush have been deported from Dubai.

They were taken into the custody of the Criminal Investigations Department as soon as they arrived in the island. While Nadeemal Perera has been released after questioning, the prisons officer was taken into the custody of the Colombo Crimes Division.

The duo arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport early this morning.

After 7 hours of questioning jointly conducted by the Criminal Investigations Department and the Police Narcotic Bureau, Nadeemal Perera was released.

When journalists at the scene tried to question him regarding the allegations, he noted that he has nothing to say as of now.

Meanwhile, Nadeemal Perera’s Lawyer Udul Premaratne noted that he has not broken any law as per the Dubai Police. He added that Dubai Police had confirmed that Nadeemal had not even consumed alcohol nor cannabis.

Premaratne noted that the CID will question any individual who has been deported from any country and accordingly he was questioned and thereby released. He believes that even Amal will come back to the island either tomorrow or the day after.

When questioned Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara had this to say,

“The questioning of individuals including the former prisons officer Lalith Kumara is not over as of yet. He will be subjected to further questioning. Individuals including Lalith Kumara were involved in an incident in Kamburupitiya in 2015 where a group of people were scared by displaying a T56 riffle and subsequently wounded. The court case relating to this incident is still ongoing. Investigations have revealed that this individual is a close associate of notorious underworld king pin Makadure Madush. These investigations have further revealed that Makadure Madush had even paid for the phone bills of Lalith Kumara and others.”

On a separate note the Supreme Court today examined a fundamental rights petition filed by the cousin of Samarasinghe Arachchi Madush Lakshith alias Makadure Madush baring his arrest.

The fundamental rights petition was filed by Abeysekara Weerasekara Shryani a resident of Hathporuwa, Sooriyawewa was taken before the supreme court judges Priyantha Jayawardana, Prassana Jayawardana and S Thurairaja.

The media spokesperson representing the supreme court judges, senior lawyer Madawa Tennakoon said that he has no right to present a fundamental rights petition through a relative.

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