Arrest warrant for Lakmal Cooray terror man behind Facebook.

By Ishara Ratnakara
The CID yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate in Court that the mastermind behind the Facebook racket in which lakhs…… of rupees have been collected after threatening exposure of nude photographs of young males has been led by a man who is abroad.
Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday ordered the Director General of the Department of Immigration and Emigration to arrest the chief suspect in the case, Danuka Lakmal Cooray, a 31-year-old resident of Kalutara on his return to the country.
The CID also informed Court that further investigations had revealed the suspect had masterminded his illegal operation from overseas by way of the internet and that he has also received the support of a group based in Sri Lanka that maintains websites and Facebook accounts.
The CID also informed Court that the suspect had solicited large sums of ransom money by threatening to expose nude photographs on social media sites if the subjects did not pay up ransoms on demand. The CID source added that the suspect had fled the country on 17 March 2014 and requested Court to issue an arrest warrant in case the suspect returns home. The request was granted by the Chief Magistrate.

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