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Drug lord ‘Kudu Anju’ to be brought here from France

1 May, 2023

The Sri Lanka Police is in discussion with the International Police to bring Sinhara Amal Shamin de Silva alias Gonakowile Kudu Anju, the underworld gang leader and drug trafficker, who has been arrested and remanded by the French Police for assaulting his wife.

International Police has informed Sri Lanka that Kudu Anju has been arrested by the French Police. Kudu Anju had reportedly gone to France seeking political asylum. Kudu Anju, who has been staying in France with his wife and child for several years, was arrested by the French police last week. It was based on a complaint made by his wife.

Sources revealed that the assault took place following a family dispute between the husband and wife, based on Kudu Anju’s plan to leave his wife and marry a local woman.

The French police became aware of the red notice of the Interpol against Kudu Anju when they arrested him and checked his foreign passport.

According to sources the French police was informed by Kudu Anju’s wife about the red notice against him.

Kudu Anju had reportedly sought political asylum, highlighting the murder of his brother and saying that the Sri Lankan police was planning to kill him. Anju, who had been staying in France for more than three years had been engaged in organizing murders and drug trafficking on a large scale, using his associates here.

It is said that Kudu Anju was behind the shooting to death of SLPP Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council member Ranjan De Silva, father of cricketer Dhananjaya De Silva, at Ratmalana in 2018.

Recently, the Illegal Assets Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Department took steps to confiscate many properties belonging to him and some of his associates. Apart from this, the Illegal Assets Investigation Division recently took steps to freeze the properties of some of his close relatives.

On March 30, the Illegal Assets Investigation Division arrested a person involved in the sending Anju’s drug money through the Undiyal system.

During the questioning it was revealed that Anju had collected over Rs.4000 million from drug trafficking in the recent past. A senior police officer said that officials will use all the information the authorities possess to convince French officers to deport him to this country.