Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan court grant bail to four persons who attacked UNP MPs in Hambantota
Tue, May 6, 2014, 04:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 05, Hambantota: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to four persons arrested in connection with the attack on the main opposition United National Party (UNP) legislators who came under attack from ruling party supporters during their visit to the Hambantota Harbor and the Mattala Airport last month.

Hambantota Magistrate Court granted bail when the four suspects were produced before the magistrate and released them on two sureties worth Rs.100,000 each.

The police arrested Premasiri Paranavitharna (51) of Bandagiriya, Tuwan Ramzan Bahaman (32) of the Malay Colony, Bandagiriya, Madusha Thilan (25) of Godawaya, Ambalantota and Bindu Warnasinghe (35) of Bazaar Street, Hambantota.

The UNP parliamentarians Ajith P. Perera, Nalin Bandara, Eran Wickramaratne, Ajith Mannapperuma and R. Yogarajan were on a fact finding visit to the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport last month when they were intimidated and manhandled by a mob of ruling party supporters. Later they were attacked with eggs and their bus was damaged.

Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said the men were arrested after probing their direct involvement in the attack.

He said CCTV camera footage, other video footage, and eyewitness statements were used to identify the suspects involved in the attack.

However, the Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando, who was seen in media photos and videos wielding a pistol, was not arrested by the police.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's missing persons commission to hand in report to President
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka steps up battle against errant traders for not passing relief measures to consumers
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Marxist party reiterates need to investigate alleged coup plot by former regime
-- [4 hours ago]
Indian Prime Minister to address Sri Lankan parliament during visit
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan minister says 90 percent of state revenue used on debt repayment
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police arrest four over alleged coal import fraud
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka’s Chinese funded Port City Project temporarily suspended
Sri Lanka's national carrier losses amount to over Rs. 32 billion in 2014, up by 24%
Sri Lanka to probe previous government's payments to US lobbying firms
Sri Lanka President launches debate on National Medicinal Drug Policy in parliament

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.