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 Lanka ruling party politicians in Badulla district produced in court for violating election laws
Fri, Aug 8, 2014, 07:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Defense Ministry to conduct survey on lost properties of Sri Lankans in the North
-- [33 minutes ago]
Doubts raised on Pope's visit to Sri Lanka amid snap presidential polls
Opposition MPs say election materials are being prepared in Sri Lanka Port Authority Defense Training School
Sri Lanka to appeal to Europe Court of Justice on lower court ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE
Browns Hotels and Resorts of Sri Lanka to develop four-star hotel in Maldives
India to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels to Sri Lanka - report
Sri Lanka police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse university students' march
Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist extremist group to contest for the upcoming elections
Sri Lanka External Affairs Minister defends ministry secretary against 'unfounded allegations'
Iran calls for expanding politico-economic relations with Sri Lanka

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.