Wanted suspect “Booru Muna” arrested

Wanted suspect “Booru Muna” arrested

March 17, 2023   02:40 pm

Wanted criminal figure Ravindu Sanka de Silva alias “Booru Muna”, who is accused of shooting a restaurant owner dead in Hanwella on December 18 last year, was arrested in Avissawella today.

On February 24, the suspect fled police custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake after he was barred from boarding a flight to Dubai owing to a travel ban previously issued by the court.

“Booru Muna” had attempted to fly out of the country using a forged passport. However, two Buddhist monks had reportedly aided and abetted the suspect’s escape after he was taken into custody at the airport.

At the time of his arrest, “Booru Muna” had confessed to taking shelter at a house located on Malwatta Road in Millaniya, Bandaragama, after the murder of the said restaurant owner.

He is also believed to have been the gunman in a number of killings.

On March 15, Avissawella High Court again barred the foreign travels of “Booru Muna” after taking into the submissions presented by the Western Province South police division.

He is believed to have been the gunman in a number of killings.

Meanwhile, an active serving member of the Sri Lanka Navy, his wife and four others are currently under arrest for aiding and abetting “Booru Muna” following his escape last month.

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