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* Sri Lanka police arrest opposition candidate for threatening a woman
Fri, Apr 2, 2010, 12:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition, UNP candidate for the Colombo District and former journalist Susil Kindelpitiya was arrested by the Mirihana police today (2).

Kindelpitiya was arrested on a complaint lodged by a woman yesterday (1) who claimed she was abused and threatened by him.

Police Spokesperson SP Prishantha Jayakody said the woman had complained that she was also Kindelpitiya's mistress for the past two years. She has told the police that he had threatened her and she feared for her life since he possessed several illegal firearms.

Jayakody said that when the police finally caught up with him this morning, Kindelpitiya was with another young woman, a navy deserter, and was in the possession of a 7.62 mm pistol.

According to the complaint received by the police, Kindelpitiya had allegedly abused many other women as well. Kindelpitiya entered politics after resigning from his post as News Director of the Sirasa media network.

The police are currently conducting further inquiries.

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