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* Sri Lanka police arrest local politicians transporting cannabis
Sun, Mar 2, 2014, 10:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka police arrested a Chairman of a local government and a former chairman while transporting cannabis.

The police arrested the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Chairman of Wilgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Jayantha Weerasekara and former PS Chairman, Ranjith Dissanayake last night while they were transporting the drugs in a vehicle belonging to the Pradeshiya Sabha.

The police recovered 275 grams of cannabis hidden under the spare wheel of his vehicle.

The Naula Magistrate remanded the suspects until Monday.

Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the police would investigate and report tomorrow whether the politician was selling drugs or consuming them.

Sri Lanka opposition accuses the government over ruling party politicians involving in drug dealing and a no confidence motion over this matter is pending in the parliament.

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