The death of Dharmakeerthi Tharaka Perera Wijesekara alias “Kosgoda Tharaka” who was shot dead by police early this morning (13) made headlines locally.
According to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana Kosgoda Tharaka was shot dead at Meerigama when he had supposedly attempted to attack the police who had escorted him to a site to recover some stashed weapons.
However, Lankaenews warned that Kosgoda Tharaka was going to be shot dead by an alleged hit squad purportedly operated by the Peliyagoda Crimes Division.
Lankaenews made this revelation several hours ahead of the shooting of the underworld gang leader.
The Lankaenews revelation was made by an individual identifying himself as Keerti Ratnayeke, a former Airforce Intelligence Operative.
Ratnayeke in his revelation said that Kosgoda Tharaka who was being detained by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over an extensive period, had been handed over to an alleged hit squad last night (12).
According to the Lankaenews the shooting of Kosgoda Tharaka is not at all related to restricting underworld activity in Sri Lanka, but was intended at paving the way for a new ‘god-father’ to assume the now vacated throne.
Incidentally Kosgoda Tharaka & Makandure Madush were the two main contenders who were vying for the top spot of Sri Lanka’s underworld.
Moreover, according to the Lankaenews revelation ‘Kosgoda Suji’ will now become the new ‘god-father’ of the underworld, the deal of which is allegedly based upon a million rupee pay-off
The author of the peace in his closing strikingly revels that Kosgoda Tharaka is alive at the very moment in which the article is being written.
He further states that the alleged murder of Kosgoda Tharaka is not just.
In 2005 Kosgoda Tharaka committed a robbery of Rs.1.7 Mn in cash
In 2011 he committed a robbery of Rs. 2.3 Mn at People’s Bank in Kosgoda
In 2015 he committed a robbery in Moratuwa
In 2018 he led the gang that robbed jewellery shop in Matara killing a Police Constable