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* Local government politician of Sri Lanka arrested with drugs says he was framed
Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 12:39 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 03, Colombo: The ruling party politician of a local government arrested by the police for transporting cannabis says he was framed.

Jayantha Weerasekara, the Chairman of the Wilgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha in Matale district of Sri Lanka's Central Province today charged that he was betrayed to the police by Deputy Minister Lakshman Wasantha Perera.

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 two suspects were remanded until today. Naula magistrate Manjula Thilakaratne released the two suspects today on bail.

Holding a press conference after he was released, the local government chairman blamed the Deputy Minister, a ruling party MP of Matale district and police for arresting him on concocted charges.

Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana earlier said that the police would investigate and report to the court whether the politician was selling drugs or possessing for personal use.

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