‘Sunshine Sudda’ shot dead in Matara

‘Sunshine Sudda’ shot dead in Matara

September 3, 2021   02:12 pm

Notorious drug trafficker and underworld figure Amila Prasanna Hettihewa alias ‘Sunshine Sudda’ has been killed in a shooting at Kotawila, Matara.

Police said the victim was traveling by car when he was gunned down by an unidentified suspect near a school in Warakapitiya in the Kotawila police area at around 11.55 a.m. today (03).

Police said that the suspect had opened fire from a wooded area located near the school. The victim had been rushed to hospital in critical condition following the shooting, however he had succumbed to injuries shortly after.

Sunshine Sudda is a known close associate of the slain underworld leader ‘Makandure Madush’ and was among the suspects arrested with Madush at a lavish party in Dubai in 2019.

The 31-year-old was once again in the news last year when he was injured in a shooting incident at the Mirissa Harbor Road on May 30, 2020.

A resident of Mirissa, Amila Prasanna is connected to several major drug rackets operating within the Southern Province while there are pending cases against him at a court in Dubai and at the Matara Court, police said. 

However, police are yet to ascertain the motive behind the shooting and the suspects involved.

Kotawila Police are conducting further investigations.  

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