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CID arrests Ryan, four others at BIA

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) took artiste Ryan Van Rooyen and four other suspects into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) after they were deported from Dubai last morning.

Those suspects were arrested by the Dubai police with drug kingpin ‘Makandure Madhush’ during a party held at a hotel in Dubai in February.

They had arrived at the BIA at around 5.25 a.m. on UL 266 flight.

According to the Police Media Spokesman, SP Ruwan Gunasekara, the other suspects include Mohammad Wasimdeen Mohammad Kuthubdeen (22) from Salamulla, Kolonnawa, Dimuthu Surantha Perera (25) from Seeduwa, Suraj Kavinda Silva (28) from Alubomulla and Charith Padman (40) from the Kamburupitiya area.

During the interrogation, Artist Ryan has revealed that he had been to Dubai on several occasions to sing at musical shows. He had told the CID that he met and knew Madhush during these tours.

Ryan had also confessed that he met Madhush at a show held in Dubai last November and he was invited to sing at Madhush’s daughter’s birthday party. Madhush had promised to pay 2,000 Dirham (nearly Rs.100,000) for that, he told the CID.

In his confession he said all facilities including the air ticket and visa for that tour had been provided by Makandure Madhush. This was not only for him, but for arrested and deported singers Amal Perera and Nadeemal Perera, he has said. The return ticket to Sri Lanka had been given to them by Madhush’s wife.

Meanwhile, Ryan told the CID officers that his daughter had lost an opportunity for a job in an airline and his son is facing difficulties in going to school due to his arrest.

He also told the CID that he used to sing at these shows as he could not earn at least Rs. 50,000 by acting in teledramas in Sri Lanka.


Five suspects including Ryan Van Rooyan deported from Dubai to SL- Time: 09:18

Actor Ryan Van Rooyen and four more suspects, who were arrested in Dubai with drug kingpin Makandure Madush, have been deported to Sri Lanka last night.

They had arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport at 5.25 a.m. this morning, the Police Spokesperson said.

They were taken under the Criminal Investigation Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport for further questioning this morning.

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