It has been revealed that Nadun Chinthaka alias 'Harakata', who is said to be a leading drug dealer in the country, had broken into a house in the Meegahawatta area in Angoda and shot dead a wealthy contractor in the head and shot his brother-in-law in the mouth, seriously injuring him.
It has also been revealed that the murder was carried out by Danushka Buddhika alias Jiley, who is known as the killer of the 'Harakkata' gang.
Police have found a mobile phone belonging to the suspects at the scene of the murder and are conducting further investigations.
Investigations have revealed that Harakata had sent a stock of heroin worth over Rs. They have been at loggerheads with the contractor for not giving the money to the cattle after the sale of the heroin.
On several occasions, the cattle had been instructed to return the money or the stock of heroin, but the contractor evaded and did not return the money.
Police suspect that the killing may have taken place on Harakata's orders as a result of the drug dispute.
Harakata is currently in hiding in the state of Dubai and is working as a mastermind of the Sri Lankan drug network. Nugegoda Crimes Division Director Lalith Abeysekera, SP Rohan Perera and other officers are conducting investigations under the supervision of Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon.
Excerpt - Divaina newspaper