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Measures to quell underworld killings - IGP

Police have taken necessary action to quell the underworld killings reported from various parts of the country, IGP Pujith Jayasundera said.

Speaking at a ceremony in Colombo on Saturday, the IGP said wide ranging investigations have also been launched into the activities of the four underworld characters apprehended recently, who had maintained dealings with the two underworld king pins Angoda Lokka and Makandure Madush.

“The suspects were arrested in the Angoda-Himbutana area in a special raid carried out in the area. Several weapons, mobile phones and cannabis were found in their possession at the time of arrest,” Police sources said.

Underworld kingpins Madhush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madhush and Lasantha Chandana Perera alias Angoda Lokka are currently said to be operating from abroad.

Angoda Lokka and Makandure Madhush are believed to be connected to the assassination of another underworld character Aruna Udaya Shantha alias Samayan and seven others, including a prison officer in Kalutara on February 27, 2017.