Aug 08, Badulla: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to two ruling party politicians when they were produced in court for violating election laws and threatening an election official.
Mahiyanganaya acting magistrate Gamini Rambakenpura today released a sitting parliamentarian and a former Provincial Councilor of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on bail after they were produced in court by police for threatening a Deputy Election Commissioner.
UPFA Badulla District Parliamentarian Thenuka Vidanagamage, and his brother former Provincial Council member Anura Vidanagamage and another person were arrested today on charges of threatening the election official and robbing his camera.
The suspects have threatened the official when he attempted to stop an illegal demonstration.
The two politicians and other suspect who had allegedly robbed the camera surrendered to the Mahiyanganaya police, this morning. The three suspects were arrested after they surrendered to the police.
Anura Vidanagamage and Thenuka Vidanagamage were released on personal bail of Rs.100,000, each.
The acting magistrate remanded the third suspect called Kasun aka Chooty until August 11.
Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna as well as the election monitors urged police to take stern action against the violators of election law.