Well known underworld leader Rohana Kumara also known as King’s Park Rohana and Wewa Rohana has been released without any charges being leveled against him following a directive by the Defence Secretary, it is reliably learnt.
This underworld leader was arrested when he tried to give forged documents to the US embassy in Colombo to flee to America and was later remanded.
Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative in New York, Major General Shavendra Silva has worked hard to secure underworld leader King’s Park Rohana’s release.
The Defence Secretary has asked the Attorney General to release the underworld leader without any charges following a request made by Silva.
Chairman of the Hilton Hotel and racketeer businessman Thirukumar Nadesan had allocated four rooms for King’s Park Rohana and his security personnel on the 19th floor, which is the executive floor, of the hotel on a request made by the Defence Secretary. Ten private security personnel had been provided by the Defence Secretary to King’s Park Rohana.
King’s Park Rohana’s brother, Navy Saman has been in remand prison for a long time for allegedly murdering well known sugar manufacturer and owner of Kala Traders.
King’s Park Rohana is trying to intimidate the Attorney General’s Department through the Defence Secretary to secure the release of Navy Saman. Sources said that Navy Saman with the full knowledge of prison authorities visited the Hilton Hotel on certain nights and even spent nights at the hotel.
Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva continues to support King’s Park Rohana’s actions and Rohana also states before carrying out any task that he needed to first ask “Sir.” The sir referred to by King’s Park Rohana is the former chief justice.
King’s Park Rohana was one of the most powerful individuals during Sarath N Silva’s tenure as the chief justice.