Suspect linked to notorious criminal arrested

The CID has arrested a 27-year-old suspect on 7 April, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, in connection with a sum of Rs 136 million which had allegedly been deposited in his bank account by an infamous criminal, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

DIG Rohana also said further investigations revealed that the funds have originated from an infamous criminal Dharmasiri Perera, who had fled the country a few years ago.

He added a few months ago Police had uncovered that a sum of Rs 190 million had been deposited into a bank account in Sri Lanka by Dharmasiri Perera. DIG Rohana said the individual to whom the bank account belonged had been arrested and is now in remand. 

He also revealed the Rs 136 million that was uncovered by Police on 7 April was a portion of the Rs 190 million that Police had tracked down previously. He said that the CID is conducting further investigations into these incidents of money laundering.