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Heroin trafficker Dematagoda Ruwan’s assets bared in Court

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It was revealed that Ruwan Chamila alias Dematagoda Ruwan remanded under the Money Laundering Act had property worth tens of millions of rupees from heroin trafficking. It was revealed before Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika C.Ragala yesterday (5) that he is also on the list of international heroin importers. Senior State Counsel Hamza Abeyratne informed court that an investigation has been launched into the suspect’s bank accounts and safes in the banks and that he is currently being held at the Boossa Prison and that further statements need to be recorded from him for further investigations.

The prosecution told court that although the income of the business called Gimhana Restaurant, which is registered in the name of the suspect’s wife in the Borella area, was initially shown as a monthly income of Rs.500,000 but later it had been changed as Rs. 5 million after the commencement of the investigation to mislead investigators.

The Magistrate ordered his remand till November 19.The suspect Sirinayake Pathiranalage Ruwan Chamila Prasanna alias Dematagoda Ruwan is a resident of Dematagoda, Colombo.

Saturday, November 6, 2021 – 01:03

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