Police have arrested three men suspected of the murder of the notorious gangster Ajith Kumara Vasantha alias Vambotta and seized the vehicle believed to be the one used by the killers. Vambotta and one of his companions were killed on April 3 at Avissawella.
The suspects are residents of Suriyawewa and Habarakada. They were to be produced before the Avissawella Magistrate on Tuesday (16)
CID investigating the case are looking for two more suspects.
The motive for the killings was gang rivalry. At the time of his killing Vambotta was building a new house at Avissawella. The gangster who had terrorized the Southern Province had visited Colombo and was planning to go abroad for employment.
He was gunned down when he was coming to Avissawella in a van.