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* Assaulted Sri Lankan MP's husband surrender to police
Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 08:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: The husband of Sri Lanka's parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamalee surrendered to the Superintendent of Police, Nugegoda, Deshabandu Thennakoon through a lawyer.

MP Swarnamalee's Mahesh Chaaminda Walawegama was wanted by the police to be interrogated for severely assaulting his wife.

The parliamentarian was admitted last Wednesday to the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital for the injuries sustained due to the assault.

Police spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Prishantha Jayakody said that the suspect would be handed over to the police Women's and Children's Bureau for further interrogation.

MP Upeksha Swarnamalee, a popular teledrama actor known as Paba, elected to the parliament from Gampaha district under the opposition United National Party ticket. She later expressed support to the government at the 18th amendment to the constitution and crossed over to the ruling party.

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