Crime

i. Allegations

 

1. Gonawala Sunil

2. Soththi Upali

3. Chinthaka Amarasinghe

4. Dhammika Amarasinghe

5. Kalu Ajith

6. Kaduwela Wasantha

7. Baddegane Sanjeewa

8. Moratu Saman

9. Nawala Nihal

10. Vambotta

11. Olcott

12. Dematagoda Kamal

13. Kimbula-Ela Guna

14. Thel Baala

15. Bambalapitiya Podi RYAN

16. Prince

17. Anamalu Imtiaz

18. Wele Suda

19. Makandure Madush

20. Kanjipani Imran

21. Ranale Samayan

22. Angoda Lokka

23. Indra

24. Keselwatte Dinuka

25. Kosgoda Tharaka

ii. Perspective

Allegations

We face allegations often. This section explains our chairman and CEO Lehan Edirisinghe's perspectives on this matter.

Honourable Sumathipala was sentenced to 2 years in jail for passport fraud. He was acquitted. 

Please see this for a list of mobsters: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sri_Lankan_mobsters

In the past, police identified 342 violent criminals, of which 66 had been killed, 64 were in custody and 5 fled the country. Over 207 violent criminals were still active. Police held that these 207 violent top members ran 29 underworld groups.

It is worth mentioning, all political and business leaders associate dangerous underworld figures. 

These associations have been highlighted for reference.

 

Walpita Kankanamlage Sunil Perera:

1970s-1980s d. 1987

Sunil killed 53 prisoners and raped a 14 year old girl. He was serving time in jail for another murder when President JR Jayawardene released him from jail before the 1982 elections to help JR. JR released him with a Presidential Pardon. Sunil was made a Justice of Peace. Sunil was also a bodyguard to JR's nephew Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sunil was killed in 1987 by two assassins in his house.

  1.  "The rise and fall of Gonawila Sunil". Lanka Library. 2005. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. ^ "Sri Lanka: The Untold Story, Chapter 29 - Prisoners massacred". Lanka Library. 2005. Archived from the original on 2002-03-31. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Arambawelage Don Upali Ranjith alias Soththi Upali:

1970-1998 d. 1998

Soththi Upali was a close ally of B. Sirisena Cooray, the Minister of Housing and Construction of President Ranasinghe Premadasa. 

Our police addressed him as "sir" during Premadasa's regime. He served as a reserve sub inspector at one time and was included in the UNP executive body by President Premadasa. In 1997, a presidential commission appointed by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga concluded that Upali was directly involved in assassination of Lalith Athulathmudali. Before the trial against him was finished, he was killed by a rival gang led by Kaduwela Raja on December 17, 1998.

  1.  "Mobsters, politicians and cops in unholy alliance". TheIsland. 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-09.

  2. ^ "Sri Lanka: The Untold Story, Chapter 58: Premadasa indicted". Asia Times Online. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-10-12. Retrieved 2011-06-09.

  3. ^ "Fundamental Rights - Preventive detention". Law Net. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Usliyanage Chinthaka Nalin Perera alias Chinthaka Amarasinghe:

1980s-1996 d. 1996

Amarasinghe was considered to be the archrival of Soththi Upali, when he was at the height of his power. Also involved in numerous other murders, he gunned down Malu Nihal and Cheena – who were major henchmen of Upali, at Gothamipura in March 1993. It was alleged that Amarasinghe was supported by politician affiliated to People's Alliance. This is rumoured to have been President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Chinthaka Amarasinghe hails from a crime-related family, with his uncle Noel Amarasinghe was the chief suspect in the Kollupitiya Tavern robbery case in 1966. He was killed at Thotalanga by a rival gang led by Kalu Ajit in 1996.

  1.  "Thilanga named as contractor by underworld gangster". Sunday Leader. 2003. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. Jump up to:a b c "Shotgun justice: Notorious underworld gangster executed amidst court trials". Sunday Times. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  3. Jump up to:a b "Countdown for Thilanga"The Sunday Leader. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  4.  "Mobsters, politicians and cops in unholy alliance". TheIsland. 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-09.

Usliyanage Ruwan Dhammika: Dhammika Amarasinghe

1990s-2004 d. 2004

Brother of a former underworld stalwart Chinthaka Amarasinghe, Dhammika Amarasinghe is considered to be the most feared Sri Lankan underworld figure, ever. He was wanted for at least 50 murders and 17 bank robberies during the 1990s to 2004. It was reported that Dhammika had lost 16 of his family members due to the clashes with other underworld gangs. He was a close associate of Thilanga Sumathipala, the Colombo District MP. In 1999, Sumathipala - when he was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, facilitated Dhammika with thousands of sterling pounds to go and watch the Cricket World Cup held in England in the fake name of Buddhika Priyashantha Godage under a forged passport.[9] This sparked a huge controversy in Sri Lankan political arena. He was also associated with Lohan Ratwatte, a Kandy District MP. Dhammika was killed on January 9, 2004 inside the court room no.6 of Colombo Magistrate by an Army deserter named Siriwardanage Chaminda Udaya Kumara. It was speculated that he was killed in order to conceal the conduct of several high-ranking politicians, during the hearing of court cases.

  1.  "Thilanga named as contractor by underworld gangster". Sunday Leader. 2003. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. Jump up to:a b c "Shotgun justice: Notorious underworld gangster executed amidst court trials". Sunday Times. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  3. Jump up to:a b "Countdown for Thilanga"The Sunday Leader. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  4. ^ Sri Lankas former King maker ,Cricket board boss ,Telecom chairman Thilanga Sumathipala convicted for a 2 year jail term after a long drawn out case .Jayawardhana Walter. Lanka Web News.Available online

  5. ^ "Another killing as police hunt for Dhammika killers". Sinhalaya. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  6. ^ "Makings of a DON"The Sunday Leader. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  7. ^ "Underworld of no return: They kill, kill and kill until they get killed". The Sunday Times. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  8. ^ "Thilanga named as contractor by underworld gangster"The Sunday Leader. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  9.  "Mobsters, politicians and cops in unholy alliance". TheIsland. 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-09.

Ajith Dhammika alias Kalu Ajith

1980s-1997 d. 1997

Kalu Ajith was involved in the killing of Chinthaka Amarasinghe in 1996. He was killed by Chinthaka's brother, Dhammika on July 16, 1997.

  1.  "Shotgun justice: Notorious underworld gangster executed amidst court trials". Sunday Times. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2.  "Mobsters, politicians and cops in unholy alliance". TheIsland. 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-09.

Atapattu Hewasam Liyanage Don Wasantha Dharmasiri alias Kaduwela Wasantha

1990s-2002 d. 2002

Kaduwela Wasantha was a major criminal gang leader during the 1990s. He and five other gang members were killed on Wesak poya day, May 26, 2002, by a rival gang led by Karate Dhammika.

  1.  "Gang wanted for Vesak day slaughter held". 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. ^ "Kaduwela Wasantha, five others killed". 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Sanjeewa Perera alias Baddegane Sanjeewa

1994-2001 d. 2001

Sanjeewa worked as a police sergeant at the President's Security Division (PSD) of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and as Kumaratunga's private body guard when she was the Chief Minister of Western Province. He was accused of a number of murders and assaults including the murder of "Satana" editor Rohana Kumara, assault of Rukantha and Chandralekha Gunathilake, assassination of Kumar Ponnambalam, burning of the house of actress Anoja Weerasinghe and attack on The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge in 1998. Sanjeewa was killed by the mob led by Dhammika Amarasinghe on November 2, 2001 allegedly under the orders of the former Minister of Defense, General Anuruddha Ratwatte.

  1.  "Baddegane Sanjeewa was top security officer cum famous criminal during PA regime — Rajitha"Asian Tribune. 2002. Archived from the original on 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

 

Moratu Saman

1990s-2003 d. 2003

Key suspect of the assassination of the controversial politician Kumar Ponnambalam. Moratu Saman was initially a close ally of Dhammika Amarasinghe but eventually fell out with him. Amarasinghe attempted to kill him in 2002. He was killed by a rival gang led by Thoppi Chaminda in 2003.

  1. "Countdown for Thilanga"The Sunday Leader. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. ^ "The end of a Moratuwa gangster". Sunday Island. 2004. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Koswattage Donald Nihal Wickremasinghe alias Nawala Nihal

1976-2010s d. 2011

Nihal was involved in several murders and extortion rackets over the years. He killed the prominent underworld figure, Kalu Ajit and two of his henchmen at Aththidiya. He is considered as the godfather of Colombo underworld during his high time. He distributed money among the poor. He was given protection by many corrupted police officers in Welikada and Nugegoda Divisions. Nawala Nihal was abducted and killed by a gang led by his mistress Renuka Wasanthi.

  1. Has the Godfather of the Mafia gone beneath?". The Sunday Observer. 2006. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. ^ "Nawala Nihal was cremated alive: Was Udayapala acting under orders?". The Island. 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Kitulgamaralalage Ajith Wasantha alias Vambotta

2000-2006 d. 2006

It was reported that 3 of Vambotta's sisters were allegedly raped, tortured and killed by a rival family. This had led to a series of revenge killings with more than 25 of the rival family members being killed and their property destroyed. He was wanted for 10 murders, extortion and kidnapping. He had allegedly started his life by selling vegetables at Sooriyawewa, hence the name Vambotta (Brinjal). He was killed by a rival gang named "Ratnaweera gang" in April 2006.

  1.  "underworld leaders go underground: Notorious gangster Vambotta killed". The Island. 2006. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. ^ "Three arrested for Vambotta killing". LankaNewspapers. 2006. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Jayakody Arachchige Ruwan Perera alias Olcott

1977–2010 d. 1988-2010

Hailed from Magazine Road, Borella in Colombo city, He was linked to more than 28 killings, several robberies and abductions in Colombo and its suburbs. He earned a lot of fortune through drug trade, especially heroin. He owned two luxury residences in Colombo and Kurunegala. Olcott was involved in the LTTE's failed assassination attempt of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga along with Thel Bala and Kimbulaela Guna, two other notorious gang leaders. He disappeared from Sri Lanka after that and lived in Tamil Nadu for more than a decade. He returned to Sri Lanka in 2009. His mansion was stormed by Special Task Force soldiers in September 2010. He was arrested and subsequently killed by the soldiers, when he tried to grab the weapon of an officer.

  1.  "Drug baron meets his Waterloo". The Sunday Observer. 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Kamal Dammalarachchi alias Dematagoda Kamal

1990s-2010 d.1971-2010

Dematagoda Kamal was involved in at least 15 murders including the killing of Dushyantha Senevirathne – the Leader of Opposition in the Galle Municipal Council. He was killed when he allegedly tried to throw a bomb at the Police.

  1. "Underworld kingpin 'Dematagoda Kamal' dead". Daily Mirror. 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-11.

Sinniah Gunasekeran alias Kimbula-Ela Guna

1988-2010 d. 2017​

Kimbula-Ela Guna was a major drug dealer in Sri Lanka. He was involved in LTTE activities also. He took part in LTTE's failed attempt to kill President Chandika Kumaratunga in 1999. After that, he fled Sri Lanka and is currently living in Tamil Nadu, South India. It is alleged that he had monitored and conducted the drug trafficking activities in Sri Lanka from there. In 2008, he was arrested by Tamil Nadu Police.

  1.  "Drug dealer behind businessman's killing?". The Sunday Observer. 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. ^ "CID to interrogate local drug kingpin caught in India". Info Lanka. 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  3.  "Drug baron meets his Waterloo". The Sunday Observer. 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Thel Baala

2014s-2018s d. 2017

Ganeshalingam saipriyan was a prominent drug dealer and gang leader around Jaffna in Sri Lanka during the late 2014s and early 2018s. He fled to Jaffna following complications of an organ transplant.

  1.  "Drug baron meets his Waterloo". The Sunday Observer. 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. ^ Jump up to:a b "Godfather of garbage". The Sunday Times. 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-10.

Munasinghe Appuhamilage Don Ranga Prasad alias Bambalapitiya Podi RYAN

2003- 2005 d. 1983-2011

Bambalapitiya podi Ryan was involved in several murders . Robbery and kidnapping. He was considered the youngest person to enter the IRC book of thugs. He is married to a niece of Nawala Nihal. He is also known as the right-hand man of UNP state minister Roy Fernado. He is still missing to date and considered most likely dead overseas.

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Prince Collom alias Prince or " Ayya"

1992-2007 d. 1973-2007

Collom was involved in various murders in the Kotahena and Grandpass areas. His primary operating area was the around Bloemendhal garbage dump. Collom was killed by a rival gang in 2007.

  1.  "Godfather of garbage". The Sunday Times. 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-10.

  2. ^ "Rise and fall of Collom". The Sunday Observer. 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

M.K. Imtiaz alias Anamalu Imtiaz

1990s-2009 d. 2009

Anamalu Imtiaz was involved in at least 39 murders, including contract killings. He was also heavily involved in other areas of crime, including extortion and drug dealing. He operated in Maligawatte, and was kidnapped and killed by an unknown rival gang on July 9, 2009.

  1.  "Big Time Gang Leader "Anamalu" alone in Death". Lanka Journal. 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

  2. ^ "Colombo's most feared gang leader murdered". The Island. 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

Gampola Vidanelage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda

2000s-2015 d. 1970s

Wele Suda is the biggest international drug dealer that was brought into justice so far. He was arrested in Pakistan and brought to Sri Lanka on February 14, 2015 for allegedly obtaining an amount of Rs. 170 million by trafficking drugs.

  1.  ""Wele Suda" produced in court". newsfirst.lk. 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-11.

Samaarasingha Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush

2002–2020-10-20 d. 1979 - 2020

Makandure Madush was an underworld leader and a drug kingpin, who led organized crime and drug trafficking in Sri Lanka. He was alleged on murder of Southern Development Authority Chairman Danny Hittetiyage in 2006. He escaped to Dubai and managed to operate his network from there, until he was arrested in Dubai on 04-02-2019. Madush was shot dead on Oct 20th 2020 during a shootout with the police and unknown gunmen at the Maligawatta housing complex.

  1.  "'Makandure Madush' killed in Maligawatte shootout". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst. 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2020-10-21.

  2.  "Drug kingpin Madush meets his Waterloo in Dubai". Sunday Observer. 2019. Retrieved 2019-02-11.

  3. ^ "Sri Lankan underworld leader Makandure Madush arrested in Dubai". ColomboPage. 2019. Retrieved 2019-02-11.

  4. Jump up to:a b "An Epic Turf War That Led To The Kalutara Prison Bus Massacre". Counterpoint. 2019-09-06. Retrieved 2019-11-30.

Mohommad Najim Mohommad Imran alias Kanjipani Imran

2010s d. 1980s

One of the notorious drug dealer and underworld kingpin operated in Colombo. He was arrested in Dubai along with Makandure Madush on 04-02-2019. On 25 August 2019, he was sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment by Colombo High Court for possessing and trafficking of 5.3 kg of cannabis. Again he was further arrested over another case involving threatening death to two police officers while he was overseas.

  1.  "Kanjipani Imran further remanded till the 15th - Sri Lanka Latest News". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst. 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2019-11-29.

  2. ^ "Kanjipani Imran sentenced to six years in prison". www.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2019-11-29.

  3. ^ "Sri Lanka : Kanjipani Imran alleged of threatening police officers from abroad, remanded till 20th". www.colombopage.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.

Aruna Damith Udayanga alias Ranale Samayan

2007 - 2017 d. 1989 - 2017

He was killed by a rival gang led by Angoda Lokka and Makandure Madush according to the police sources.

  1.  lakmali. "How Samayan's killing was staged". www.srilankamirror.com. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  2. ^ "I never wanted to become a thug: Samayan". www.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

Maddumage Chandana Lasantha Perera alias Angoda Lokka

2000s - 2020 d. 2020

Angoda Lokka murdered another underworld figure called "Samayan" in 2017.The underworld gangster Maddumage Lasantha Chandana Perera alias Angoda Lokka died of a heart attack in Coimbatore, India while he was living in disguise planning and executing various criminal activities in Sri Lanka through his henchmen.

  1.  Prasanna Jayasuriya, Srinath (11 February 2019). "'Angoda Lokka' arrested in Dubai". www.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2019-11-30.

  2.  "An Epic Turf War That Led To The Kalutara Prison Bus Massacre". Counterpoint. 2019-09-06. Retrieved 2019-11-30.

  3. Sep 10, A. Subburaj /; 2020; Ist, 18:24. "Angoda Lokka death in Coimbatore: CB-CID officials question Sri Lankan cop arrested in Rameswaram | Coimbatore News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-10-21.

 

Indunil Vajira Kumara alias Indra

2020

Indra was identified as a shooter of an underworld gang led by Samayan. He was shot dead by police while attempting to strangle a police constable during he was taken to find hidden weapon stock in Ranala area. Several weapons were uncovered the police during the operation.

  1.  "Sri Lanka : Underworld leader Samayan's main shooter 'Indra' shot dead by police". www.colombopage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  2. ^ ""Indra" shot dead by police while trying to flee". www.adaderana.lk. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  3. ^ "Another underworld figure shot dead by police while trying to flee". www.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

Rajapaksa Arachchige Dinuka Madushan alias Keselwatte Dinuka

2001 - 2012*

The notorious criminal Keselwatte Dinuka has died in Dubai and the dead body was flown to Sri Lanka from Dubai on 18th March 2021. He has been carrying out criminal activities from Dubai according to the police.

  1.   "DNA confirms 'Keselwatte Dinuka's identity; body to be buried today". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst. 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  2. ^ kelum. "'Keselwatte Raina' arrested". srilankamirror.com. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  3. ^ "DNA report to be obtained for the remains of 'Keselwatte Dinuka'". Hiru News. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  4. ^ "Druglord 'Keselwatte Dinuka' reportedly died in Dubai". www.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  

 

Dharmakeerthi Tharaka Perera Wijesekera alias Kosgoda Tharaka

2005 - 2021 d. 1987 - 2021

Kosgoda Tharaka was involved in multiple crimes in Matara, Moratuwa, and Kottawa police areas. He was alleged for several murders and thefts. The most notable incident was the assassination of a police officer while robbing a jewelry shop in Matara in 2018. The criminal was shot dead by police during a special operation in Meerigama where he tried to attack police.

  1.  "Criminal leader 'Kosgoda Tharaka' killed by Police fire". Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst. 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  2. ^ "'Kosgoda Tharaka' shot dead by police". www.adaderana.lk. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  3. ^ "Kosgoda Tharaka killed in a confrontation with the police". Hiru News. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

  4. ^ "Van robber who died from army gunshots ... an accomplice of Kosgoda Tharaka". Gossip Lanka News [English]. Retrieved 2021-05-25.

Perspective​

Many of the sources above are political newspapers. Sri Lanka is a democracy. Sunday Leader was notorious for sharing private opinions of Frederica Jansz and Lasantha Wickrematunge as "facts" for the public to read.

 

The articles on Sunday Leader pass testimonies of criminals with rival political allegiances as "evidence". A lot of assumptions or guesses made by Lasantha and Frederica are written down as though these were truths.

 

Sunday Leader never report any crimes committed by their political allies who sympathise with their agendas. This tabloid was sued for defamation and eventually taken over.

[REPORT]

It is alleged that Dhammika chose a path of murder most foul after his brother Chinthaka was killed by a rival underworld gang. With plenty of links to the underworld facilitated by his own mother Gladys, Dhammika hardly needed any introduction to the underworld. This is because Malik Samarawickrama was lataccused by Gladys of having murdered Dhammika Amarasinghe. Even at the time of Chinthaka’s killing, in 1996, he was no stranger to the chilling machinations of mafia style gangs. At the time of his brother’s killing in 1996, Dhammika was wanted by the police for having committed at least three murders as well as for being involved in no less than 17 bank robberies in the Gampaha District.

The entire investigation against Sumathipala was based on testimonies by criminals. Dhammika Amarasinghe's classmate was Bade Mahinda. Mahinda Godage alias ‘Bada Mahinda’ alias ‘Central Mahinda'. Bada Mahinda in written statements to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has confessed his active participation in a number of killings and attempted murders — some of which he has  alleged were "planned and financed by Thilanga Sumathipala." 

When the CID was tipped off that Dhammika Amarasinghe had been contracted by Sumathipala to assassinate Gamini Abeyratne and Malik Samarawickrama. Sumathipala apparently asked Dhammika to surrender to the police.

 

This is because Sumathipala had no reason to kill either of them. Dhammika Amarasinghe was angry at Sumathipala who refused to help release Amarasinghe from jail.

Sumathipala had no motive to kill any of the people murdered by Dhammika. President Chandrika Kumaratunga had taken care of and shielded Dhammika. She was the one who partnered the Amarasinghes. She was at war with the UNP and their supporters like Malik or Gamini.

 

Worse, she had apparently asked MSD officers to attack Lasantha and his wife Raine. Tilak Perera, Anil and Thusith Samarawickrema, Jagath Kumara Hewa Pathirana, Baddegana Sanjeewa and Yapa Bandaralage Sudath Chandana, former driver of President Kumaratunge were part of a six-member gang that planned and executed the attack on the Wickrematunges. Tilak Perera Minister's Security (MSD) officers was given liquor licenses by Harry Jayawardene. These stories have a lot of context.

http://www.thesundayleader.lk/20020428/politics.htm

Police say Dhammika's family had been involved in gang warfare and underworld activities since the late 1960s. His mother is the brother of Noel Amarasinghe who was the chief suspect in the Kollupitiya Tavern robbery case in 1966 in which the second accused was Nawala Nihal who turned out to be another notorious criminal.

Dhammika and his brother resided with their uncle in Kotte and it was inevitable that he would have been exposed to underworld activities, police say. One of his close associates was Arambewela Don Upali alias Sotthi Upali who later turned out to be his bitter rival.

A bitter feud between this rival faction led to the brutal killing of 16 members of Dhammika's family including his sister. With the change of the political climate in 1994, Dhammika and his brother Chinthaka gained the upperhand and were backed by a host of other underworld gang members including Kalu Ajith and Christopher Barry.

However in 1996 Kalu Ajith was allegedly accused of killing Chinthaka in Grandpass. A plot to kill Dhammika at that time had reportedly failed and went into hiding living a secluded life in Raddolugama. He allegedly plotted the killing of Kalu Ajith and two others who were burnt inside their own vehicle.

Dhammika reportedly spent some time in Singapore as he was a target of many rival factions. He was also accused of travelling to London on a forged passport in 1999 during the Cricket World Cup. Last year he surrendered to courts and was in remand custody until his killing on Friday.

Sumathipala co-signed a cheque and letter, which had already been signed. Sumathipala signed many letters when he was asked to do so. Sumathipala did not see "Dhammika Amarasinghe" as the name. The name of the person to whom the cheque and Sri Lanka Cricket tickets were issued was different. This cheque was the foundation for the politically motivated passport fraud case. It was an attempt to frame Sumathipala.

Kumaratunga's uncle Anuruddha Ratwatte had previously contracted Dhammika to assassinate political enemies. These include UNP chairman Malik Samarawickrama and UNP supporter Airport Director Gamini Abeyratne. Yes, we may disagree with each other politically, but that is all. Gamini Abeyratne has mafia ties and has controlled underworld figures. Malik Samarawickrama also has to protect himself from criminals. 

UNP Minister John Amaratunga tried to offer amnesty to criminals once. This did not happen. John Amaratunga is Dinesh Weerakody's father in law. Dinesh wrote a biography on Ranil Wickremasinghe. Both John Amaratunga and Weerakody are friends with Frederica Jansz. Frederica is a political writer, who is loyal to her political allies. She writes to serve their interests. 

Anuruddha Ratwatte, a general, was also alleged to have killed a number of Muslims using his security team:

https://www.bbc.com/sinhala/news/story/2006/01/060120_ratwatte

Dhammika was suddenly shot when he rescinded testimony and began to exonerate Sumathipala. Chaminda Udaya Kumara, a relative of Baddegane Sanjeewa, avenged Sanjeewa's death by killing Dhammika. Sumathipala was fully acquitted.

Chandrika's security team had beaten up Lasantha Wickrematunge with clubs. Dhammika had shot up Lasantha's house with a rifle, but this was under orders from Anuruddha.

Sumathipala told Lasantha Wickrematunge this over the phone. Sunday Leader's Lasantha was enemies with President Chandrika, President JR, President Mahinda and Gotabaya, etc. Frederica Jansz worked for Lasantha and took over when he died. 

 

Lasantha had tried to prove Sri Lanka committed war crimes by quoting Sarath Fonseka or an unnamed army official. This was refuted and found to be not true. He claimed that President Gotabaya had accepted bribes for the Russian MiG fighter aircraft deal as Defence Secretary. Sunday Leader was sued for defamation as his tabloid had no proof for making political allegations. The paper was then taken over. Frederica was fired.