A’pura Mayor, four others remanded

17 June 2019 07:34 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Thambuttegama Acting Magistrate Pushpapani Wickramasinghe today remanded Anuradhapura Mayor, P. Somadasa, and four others for causing damage of more than Rs.30 million to the house of UNP District Membership Promotional Officer and Kalawewa Electorate Campaign Manager, Ananda Weragoda. 

During the 1999 presidential election campaign, damage was caused to the property when a grenade was hurled at it. 

The other remanded suspects are former North Central Provincial Council Chairman T.M. R. Siripala, Thalawa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Indika Nuwan Tennakoon, Rajanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha Deputy Chairman Saman Nilmini and Grama Niladhari Jagath Chandrasiri. 

The plaint regarding this case was taken up in the Thambuttegama Magistrate’s Court when the suspects surrendered to the police through their lawyers. 

Although former Thambuttegama Magistrate Bandara Ilangasinghe had on two previous occasions ordered the police to arrest and produce the suspects in court, it had not been carried out. 

The police investigation had revealed that former NCP Chairman T.M.R. Siripala and the suspects had committed this attack during the 1999 presidential election campaign. 

After this government came to power, Ananda Weragoda had made a fresh complaint regarding the incident to IGP Pujith Jayasundara. Thereafter, investigations into the incident had recommenced and the police had filed a report through a motion. 

The extracts of the investigations had been sent to the Attorney General (AG). On examining the extracts, the AG had directed the Thambuttegama Police to arrest the suspects and produce them in court. (Upali Ananda)

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  • Damage Monday, 17 June 2019 08:05 PM

    1999, correct !!!!????

    Buddhist Monday, 17 June 2019 08:24 PM

    Why these thugs' party names are not mentioned, that's the most important news the voters should have. Is it because they are supporters of Rajapakse?

    Lawry Monday, 17 June 2019 08:30 PM

    If Zaharan were to be found guilty we would have waited for 2 decades for him to be arrested for sure. Snail pace after the horse has bolted and built castles elsewhere.

    ANTON Monday, 17 June 2019 09:32 PM

    I THINK MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF SRILANKAN POPULATION ARE IN THE REMAND PRISON.


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