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Underworld kingpin ‘Manna Ramesh’ repatriated to Sri Lanka

May 07, Colombo (LNW): Ramesh Priyajanaka, alias ‘Manna Ramesh’, a prominent figure in the underworld criminal gang, was repatriated to Sri Lanka this morning (07) by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

According to the Police Spokesman, the underworld kingpin was brought back to Sri Lanka by a team of CID officers.

Accompanied by a special team of CID officers, the wanted criminal arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake earlier today.

The arrest in Dubai of Ramesh Priyajanaka, known as ‘Manna Ramesh’, was reported on March 06, with Sri Lankan security forces being notified of the development.

Subsequently, a group of police officers was dispatched to Dubai to facilitate his return to Sri Lanka, following a request made to the Dubai Police for his extradition.

‘Manna Ramesh’ is sought by the Sri Lanka Police in connection with numerous crimes, including multiple murders in the Avissawella area and its environs.

He is suspected to be a key figure in an organised criminal gang responsible for orchestrating various criminal activities while based in Dubai.

These criminal activities include homicides, drug trafficking, and extortion operations.

The CID will conduct further investigations into the activities of Ramesh.

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