Club Wasantha: Underworld Attack?

Club Wasantha: Underworld Attack?

The police are following the trail of a number of drug dealers after the killing of Wasantha Perera, alias “Club Wasantha,” and two others. Several persons, including singer K. Sujeewa, have been hospitalized after the shooting that took place at Oruwala Junction in Athurugiriya.

Moments Before Shooting

Singer K. Sujeewa, who was shot in her legs, is in a stable condition, said a spokesperson of the Colombo National Hospital. Surendra Perera’s wife was also shot and later admitted to Homagama Hospital.

An onlooker said that two gunmen carrying T-56 weapons entered the tattoo studio that was being opened. The shootout had the hallmarks of a contract killing organized by the underworld. The police believe that the attack was organized from abroad. A revolver was found in the handbag of Surendra Perera’s wife, police said.

The injured were admitted to the Athurugiriya and Homagama hospitals. Police said the shooting incident occurred when singer K. Sujeewa and others were attending the opening of a tattoo studio. They also said Club Wasantha’s wife was among the injured. Meanwhile, hospital sources said that singer Sujeewa and another individual were transferred for further treatment.

The car used in the Athurugiriya shooting incident, which resulted in the deaths of two individuals including Surendra Wasantha Perera also known as ‘Club Wasantha’, has been found in the Koratota area in Kaduwela by the police.

Van used for killing

Reliable sources said powerful drug trafficker, Kanjipani Imran was behind the shooting incident in Athurugiriya yesterday, which resulted in the deaths of two individuals including Surendra Wasantha Perera alias ‘Club Wasantha’.

Almost every bullet fired was marked with letters ‘KPI’, Police sources said.

The colour of these ammunition are different from normal ammunition, Police stated, saying that they are going to submit it to the Government Analyst to know if any liquid has been coated on them. Police suspect a gold liquid has been coated on them.


Kanjipani used to do drug trafficking identifying himself as ‘KPI’.The intelligence agencies said that the drugs ordered by him from Pakistani smugglers are marked ‘KPI’.

The shooting had occurred during the opening ceremony of a beauty salon near the Clock Tower in Athurugiriya





Related Articles