Actor Ryan Van Rooyen remanded

Friday, 5 April 2019

Actor Ryan Van Rooyen, who was deported to Sri Lanka following his arrest in Dubai, has been remanded by the Matara Magistrate’s Court on charges of cannabis possession.

He was produced before Matara Chief Magistrate Isura Nettikumara, who ordered that he be placed in remand custody until April 11.

Five persons including the actor, who were arrested at a party in Dubai along with drug kingpin ‘Makandure Madush’, were deported to Sri Lanka yesterday. Ryan was questioned for over 18 hours by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) at the Bandaranaike International Airport before he was handed over to Weligama Police for inquiries into the incident of possession of cannabis.

He was produced before the court today while the other four suspects deported to Sri Lanka were released following extensive questioning.