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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1946

Three Members of Northern AVA Gang Arrested in Colombo

Colombo, 20 March, (Asiantribune.com):

Three suspected members of the Ava group including it alleged leader have been arrested from several areas in Colombo, sources said.

According to police, the suspects were apprehended from Dehiwala and Kotahena areas by a team attached to the Jaffna police.

Reports revealed that Dhananjayan, the alleged leader of the Aava Group, the sword wielding group which terrorized the North has been arrested.

He was hiding in a house at Kotahena when he was arrested by a special police team from Jaffna during the wee hours of Saturday.

Dhanjayan had been present when Aava Group attacked two policemen in Jaffna a few months ago.

The special team of policemen operating under the direct supervision of Jaffna DIG Sanjeewa Dharmaratne rushed to Colombo.

Following his arrest police ascertained information about the Aava Group shifting its operations to Colombo. The group had obtained protection money from wealthy Tamil businessmen in Colombo, police said.

The suspects are being questioned under a detention order, the officials added.

- Asian Tribune -

Three Members of  Northern AVA Gang Arrested in Colombo
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