Oct 20, 2020

Madush's remains handed over to relatives

The remains of drug kingpin Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias ‘Makandure Madush’ has been handed over to his lawful wife and step mother.

The remains were handed over on the directives of the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer after the post-mortem examination was conducted.

NewsRadio Court correspondent said Colombo Additional Magistrate Neranjani De Silva who observed the scene of crime, had issued the directive.

The magisterial inquest into the death of ‘Makandure Madush’ was conducted earlier today.

‘Makandure Madush’ was killed this morning in a shootout at the Laksetha Sevana apartment complex in Maligawatta.

Police said Madush was taken to the apartment complex by officers attached to the Colombo Crimes Division in a bid to seize 22kg of heroin that were concealed by underworld figures.

According to Police, drug racketeers had opened fire at Police officers, and ‘Makandure Madush’ had been killed in the shootout.