A notorious underworld figure, Nuwan Gunathilake alias Kudu Nuwan, was arrested by the police commandos yesterday.
The Special Task Force arrested him at Ganemulla, Gampaha, with a hand grenade. Gunathilake is alleged to have been involved in a number of crimes.
A close associate of former Minister Mervyn Silva, Gunathilake was also a suspect in the attack on employees of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) on Dec. 27, 2007. Gunathilake was handed over to the Kadawatha Police. He is scheduled be produced before Mahara Magistrate’s Court.