Underworld leader Geegana Arachchige Amarasena also known as Julampitiye Amare, who is currently in remand custody for his alleged involvement in a double murder, is to be taken by authorities to find hidden weapons, a source from the CID said.
Amare has told the CID in a statement that he was in possession of vie weapons. Since he has said he was in possession of a large haul of locally manufactured weapons, the police are preparing the relevant B report to file before courts to get permission to allow Amare to be taken by the STF to find the weapons.
The operation to collect the weapons has been launched after the CID has found that a weapon belonging to the Carlton House in Tangalle had gone missing in 2010 and that it was now in Amare’s possession.
All underworld members who have been taken by the police to find the places where weapons have been hidden ended up dead. The Rajapaksas have meanwhile decided that Amare was making too much noise. The officer who gave us the information said the Amare could face the same fate that befell Chandi Malli.
He added that the Defence Ministry has assigned the operation to IP Anura Silva from the CID who is one of the trusted Rajapaksa officers.