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Gangster Roha’s close associates arrested

Four close associates of dead underworld figure Devmuni Rohana de Silva alias ‘Ratmalane Roha’ were taken into custody with over 200 of live bullets from the Gonakovila area in Ratmalana by the Police Special Task Force last Saturday.

Police said they have seized 255 live bullets used in T-56 firearms, 4 live bullets used in 9mm pistols and 3 live bullets used in 08mm pistols. The four suspects along with the seized ammunition were handed over to the Mount Lavinia Police for further investigations.

The main suspect was identified as a resident of Ratmalana and who had a close relationship with Ratmalane Roha who died during a shootout with police in the Kochchikade area in Negombo. Further investigations have revealed that the other three suspects are aged between 28 and 44 and are residents of the Ratmalana area.

It has been revealed that they were also involved in a party organized by the deceased Roha in the Nuwara Eliya area at that time, police said.

Accordingly, the police suspect that they are involved in serious crimes committed in Ratmalana and the surrounding areas as an organized criminal gang. The suspects are to be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court.