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Main suspect accused of threatening ex PUCSL Chief arrested with drugs in possession

Colombo (LNW): The main suspect of the incident in which former Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Janaka Ratnayake was subject to death threats in an attempt to extort of Rs. 1.5 million has been apprehended in possession of crystal methamphetamine, a statement by the Police Media Division disclosed.

The Colombo Crime Division initiated additional investigations into the matter following a complaint filed by the former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission at the Kirulapone Police Station.

The key suspect linked to the incident was detained by a team of officers from the Colombo Crime Division near the Wellampitiya Post Office, the Police Media Division further said.

The 42-year-old suspect, residing in the Sultanagoda area of Matara, was found in possession of 12.24 grams of crystal methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.

The suspect’s mobile phone has been confiscated by the police, and the Colombo Crime Division is conducting further inquiries into the incident, according to the statement.

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