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POSTED AT 03:59 PM 26-04-2017

Murder suspect charged with vehicle theft

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Iron Ranasinghe alias SF Lokka was arrested today (26th April) morning by the Anuradhapura Police in Dahayiyagama, for allegedly stealing a car. He was carrying a hand grenade.

Ranasinghe is the main suspect of the murder of Wasantha de Zoysa, a nightclub owner and a Guinness World Record holding karate champion, who was found dead on 24th October 2015. Ranasinghe went missing after the incident, and was reportedly trying to flee the country. The Anuradhapura Chief  Magistrate ordered his passport be impounded.

The Police started a search for him again, after they received a complaint against him claiming that he allegedly stole a car.

He is a 28 year old resident of Dahayiyagama, Anuradhapura. It is believed he joined the Army on 2nd March 2007, but deserted on 15th June 2015 while he was serving in the Special Forces Regiment.

He will be produced before the Anuradhapura Magistrates’ Court later today.

 

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