JVP parliamentarian arrested, UNP provincial councilor remanded

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 August 2008, 21:08 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police Saturday evening arrested Premasiri Manage, parliamentarian of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) at Rambukkana in the south with two others in connection with the assault on a government supporter on August 18. He and other two are being detained in the police station and being interrogated, police sources said adding that the suspects were traveling in a vehicle with arms.

Meanwhile, Jayantha Silva, a UNP councilor of the Western Provincial Council who was arrested by the Police in the company of two others who police said are members of an underworld gang were ordered remand till Monday by the Colombo magistrate Saturday.


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