Police on lookout for Manamendra

3 April 2012 08:10 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Nawa Sihala Urumaya Leader Sarath Manamedra is being investigated over charges that he had sold his pistol to a businessman at Pagoda in Nugegoda, the Mirihana police said.

The pistol had been issued to him by the government at the time when he was a presidential candidate in 2010.

Police said the weapon had been allegedly sold for Rs.52, 000.

They had asked Mr. Manamedra to report to the Mirihana police station after the businessman was arrested but he had failed to do so and had also switched off his mobile phone.

The police said they were on the lookout to arrest him.

They said the businessman was arrested and two rounds of ammunition seized after receiving a tip off from some people who had seen him loitering in the area and brandishing a revolver.

The businessman had admitted that the revolver was sold to him by Mr. Manamendra. (Supun Dias)

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  • kapa Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:07 PM

    thank god this man didn't elelct to be the president of SL. He would have pawned us all eventually.

    Private Eye Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:18 AM

    The issuance of the pistol in the first instance to my mind was not necessary

    lovesri Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:38 AM

    Striving for rights of Sihala (Sihala Urumaya) without weapon good move.

    lankaman Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:54 AM

    sihala urumaya first sold their duty free permit. now they sell their firearms. soon they will sell the country. good lesson for those who vote for racist politicians who hold out the race canard for their personal gain

    xlntgson Tuesday, 03 April 2012 03:26 PM

    # lankaman, Is Sihala urumaya and Nawa Sihala urumaya, same?


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