Ramani De Costa
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D.S. Ramani De Costa

Birth Name: Ramani
Full Name: Ramani De Costa
IC: Gender
4Female   Female
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Police Officer
Affiliation: Metropolitan Police
Curr. Posting: Sun Hill
Curr. Rank: Detective Sergeant
Occ. Status
●  Service Record  ●
Portrayed by:Thusitha Jayasundera
 ● First Appearance: 2003x - Episode 124
 ● Last Appearance: 2006x - Episode 393
List of Appearances

Ramani De Costa was a character in The Bill from 2003 until 2006.

Ramani, who hails from Sri Lanka, is in her thirties. In her first episode, she assists with a rape case. She comes across as warm, engaging, extremely bright, and very good at her job. Her witty, sarcastic sense of humour sometimes gets her into trouble with her colleagues, but she is incredibly sensitive with those she deals with as part of her job. With 15 years experience behind her, Ramani is widely tipped for great things. She passes her sergeant's exams with ease and certainly ruffles a few feathers in CSU with her far more informed approach to sex offences; she is a specially trained expert in the field. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are a breath of fresh air to the department. However, the reputation that does not precede Ramani into Sun Hill as the contradictory mix of computer-like brain and scatty persona. She is the sort of person who will pile up files on the floor because there is no room on her desk, and who breezes past in a whirl of Post-its. However she insists that she can tell you where everything is, maintaining its organised chaos. Ramani is often running late, but she is incredibly effective as a copper and has a real instinct, which serves her well and makes up for her lack of organisation most of the time.

Ramani arrives quite rightly confident of her own abilities and soon finds herself running the show with some brilliant suggestions for the Unit. Some of her colleagues are initially jealous, but Ramani is not into putting anyone else down; she likes to be liked. She eventually leaves Sun Hill to join the Child Abuse Investigation Team. Ramani forms a strong friendship with D.C. Terry Perkins, which ends amicably after Terry announces his feelings for her. She is ultimately transferred to the Child Abuse Investigation Team.

Service RecordEdit

Main article: Service Record

Family and RelationshipsEdit

  • Terry Perkins (close friends)
  • Ramani also mentioned her mother once.

Major StorylinesEdit

Preceded by:
CSU Sergeant June Ackland
Sun Hill
Succeeded by:
DS Stuart Turner

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