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H'tota Mayor Eraj sentenced to 5-year imprisonment

2 August 2019 12:18 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando was sentenced to five-years imprisonment by the Hambantota High Court today for threatening a group of UNP MPs.

The mayor brandished a pistol at a group of UNP MPs who visited Mattala in 2014 on a fact-finding mission.

The mayor later claimed the pistol was a toy pistol.

Eraj Ravindra Fernando was re-elected as the Mayor of the Hambantota Municipal Council in 2018. (Sanath Gamage)


Video by Sanath Gamage

  Comments - 16

  • Anmanpan Friday, 02 August 2019 12:25 PM

    Gamarala, now it the time to pardon this patriotic citizen.

    Dee Friday, 02 August 2019 12:28 PM

    Will be on the top of list for Presidential pardon.

    Asoka Friday, 02 August 2019 12:31 PM

    So now he is going to run the city from jail?

    Anmanpan Friday, 02 August 2019 12:31 PM

    Golden rule, never carry a toy gun in public in the future.

    Lion Friday, 02 August 2019 12:35 PM

    Our gratitude to hon judge for delivering the correct judgment.

    Chams Friday, 02 August 2019 12:40 PM


    TOY Friday, 02 August 2019 12:58 PM

    What is this toy gun 5 years. Real one freely moving that means kill the people, no joke with toy guns, This is the law of Srilanka,

    Mandy Friday, 02 August 2019 01:37 PM

    All provincial Councils are full of thugs and criminals. Better abolish them and save billions as they only loot.

    TJ Friday, 02 August 2019 01:38 PM

    It shows the quality of the people who re-elected him

    Nalin Perera Friday, 02 August 2019 01:45 PM

    Damn good. However, this thug will be promptly pardoned and released when/if the Rajapakse's come to power.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 02 August 2019 02:00 PM

    Just watch how he will be pardoned by President... this is a haven for criminals... like the recent pardon given to Gnanasara.

    Sisil Sudesh Friday, 02 August 2019 02:11 PM

    Justice prevails at the end.

    das Friday, 02 August 2019 02:30 PM

    Remember the good old days when goons like this had free reign

    Ram Friday, 02 August 2019 03:10 PM

    Good lesson but he will file an appeal and will be out soon. Then the appeal will take a few years and he will be out on a technicality

    Kumara Friday, 02 August 2019 03:50 PM

    It took 5-years for the verdict. What a country...

    tilak Friday, 02 August 2019 06:43 PM

    getting elected even after this incident just goes to prove how foolish our voters are

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