Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka police seek international support to arrest drug lords
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 12:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 28, Colombo: The Police Narcotic Bureau of Sri Lanka has intensified the operations to apprehend about 30 drug dealers who smuggle heroin to the island.

The majority of these drug dealers have fled the country to escape arrest and operate from overseas in countries like Pakistan, India and Dubai.

Sri Lanka has sought the support of Pakistan to arrest G.V. Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda who has recently smuggled several containers containing heroin into the island. He is believed to be based in Pakistan.

Mohammed Wakeem Mohammed Siddik who is believed to be based in Dubai is another major smuggler of heroin to Sri Lanka.

Sinnaiah Gunasekaran alias Kimbulaele Guna is believed to be in Tamil Nadu operating his business in Sri Lanka.

The three individuals are operating from overseas and wanted by Interpol while police are seeking to arrest several other major drug dealers operating within the island.

Some drug dealers who are in jail are also handling the trade by way of their cohorts, police say.

The Police Narcotic Bureau compiles a database of drug related cases that are reported from Island wide Police Stations and evaluates the extent of the drug threat to Sri Lanka. Based on this necessary pro-active measures are taken with new strategic thinking to nab drug cartels.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka police seize nine kilos of heroin belong to drug barons living overseas

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
U.S. Embassy and Matara Chamber of Commerce launch American Innovation Hub
-- [23 minutes ago]
Court grants permission to former deputy minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne to travel abroad
-- [34 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka, Pakistan to sign MoU on bilateral cooperation in foreign affairs during President's visit
-- [52 minutes ago]
Government decides to provide fertilizer to farmers instead of vouchers
-- [1 hour and 24 minutes ago]
CSE to host Global Reporting Initiative workshop on Sustainability Reporting and CSR
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to amend Companies Act to comply with FATF on preventing money laundering and countering terrorism financing
-- [3 hours ago]
Japan to donate 8 fire engines to Sri Lanka's EPZs
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka assures to implement all transitional justice mechanisms in accordance with Constitution
UN regrets Sri Lanka's slow progress in establishing transitional justice mechanisms
Private investment is the key for economic growth, Sri Lanka Finance Minister emphasizes

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.