Wele Suda’s agent arrested with heroin

By Pradeep Samarakoon


The Colombo District anti-vice squad yesterday nabbed a drug dealer known as Wellawatte Nisha, one of the main accomplices of notorious drug kingpin Wele Suda currently serving a jail term.

At the time of his arrest at Weluvana Road in Wellawatte, the suspect had heroin with a street value of Rs. 100,000, Police said they had acted on a tip-off.

According to police the suspect has divulged that he received the narcotics from a friend of Wele Suda, who operated from behind bars.

Suda’s friend brings bulk of heroin to the suspect who distributes it in small quantities at Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Kotahena, Armour Street and Maligawatte areas.

Police said the suspect had been in remand prison sometimes back for house-breaking and larceny.

Further investigations are being conducted under the supervision of Colombo District DIG Lalith Pathinayake.

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