Actor Ryan Van Rooyen (41) and four more suspects, who were arrested with ‘Makandure Madush’ at a party in Dubai, have been deported to Sri Lanka last night (03), the Police Spokesperson said.
They had arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 5.25 a.m. this morning (04).
Upon their arrival, the Criminal Investigation Department had taken them into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
The other three deportees are namely Mohamed Washimdeen Mohamed Kuthubdeen (22), Dimuthu Surantha Perera (25), Welipitiyage Suraj KavindaSilva (28) and Kodikara Arachchige Charith Padman (40).
On February 5th, the Dubai Police had arrested ‘Makandure Madush’ at a party which involved drugs. Several prominent underworld figures and Sri Lankan celebrities including singer Amal Perera, his son Nadeemal Perera, actor Ryan Van Rooyen were also taken into custody at this party thrown by Madush.
Eight persons arrested with Madush in Dubai were previously deported to Sri Lanka on three occasions.
Accordingly, Nadeemal Perera and a prison officer named Lalith Kumara were initially deported on March 25th.
Mohamed Najeem Imran alias ‘Kanjipani Imran’ and three others named Anderson Ferdinand, Anushka Kaushal alias ‘Janga’ and Amila Sampath alias ‘Rotambu Amila’ were deported on March 27th.
Two other suspects named Mohamed Siddick Mohamed Siyam and Lanka Sajitha Perera arrived in the country on April 2nd following their deportation from Dubai.