Former US Navy Officer arrested in Sri Lanka with ammo & weapons
Posted on November 4th, 2021

Written by Zulfick Farzan Courtesy News 1st

COLOMBO (News 1st); The two suspects, including a US Citizen, who were arrested from Theldeniya, Digana for the possession of multiple weapons were remanded to the 15th of November when they were produced in Court on Monday (1).

Sri Lanka Police arrested two men for the possession of multiple weapons and other material from a luxury scheme known as Victoria Range in Theldeniya on Saturday (30).

The arrests were made after police received information that the house was being used to assemble high-performance motorcycles.

The Police Media Division said one of the arrested men is a US citizen and is a Former US Navy Officer, who had retired from service and returned to Sri Lanka.

Police recovered 100 bullets compatible with a pistol, One Rambo Knife, One Telescope, One Air Rifle, Four Walkie-Talkies, Two motorcycles with no registration, Four registered motorcycles, Two mobile phones, One passport, and Rs. 700,600/- in cash, from the possession of the suspects.

44-year-old Chaminda Aloysius Bandara Dissanayake, one of the suspects, is a US Citizen and had served in the Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143), in the United States Navy from 2004 to January 2021.

The Former US Navy Officer has a permanent residence listed in Attidiya, Dehiwala, and had rented out a house in Digana.

The other suspect was identified as Terrence Mario Perera, who was deported from Canada for criminal charges.

He has a permanent address listed in Nawala, in the suburbs of Colombo.

Detectives have identified the bullets seized from the possession of the suspect as .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) and this is a weapon used by US Military forces.

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