Prabodha Kumara alias ‘Kadira’, who was the main sniper of underworld figure and drug trafficker ‘Harak Kata’, was arrested by the STF in Boralesgamuwa last night.
The STF said the 27-year-old suspect, a resident of Weligama was lodging at an inn in Boralasgamuwa laying a trap to execute a crime under the instructions of Harak Kata.
It was revealed that the suspect was wanted over the attempted murder of an individual known as ‘Chuti Mama’ in Weligama whom he shot at on April 5 this year and another shooting incident on May 14 where Roshan alias ‘Jaka’ was injured.
STF said both the shooting incidents were carried out as contractual crime and was guided by Harak Kata.
This suspect is also wanted for a number of sexual abuses and robberies. The STF also recovered three type-8 firearms used for the shooting, three bullets and 17 grams of heroin.
The suspect was handed over to the Matara Division Crimes Unit for further investigation