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* Absconding ruling party legislator in Sri Lanka surrenders to court
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 12:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 22, Kurunegala: A Sri Lankan legislator who was wanted by police for assaulting a government official surrendered to the court today.

The ruling United People's Freedom Alliance parliamentarian Nimal 'Nilwala' Wijesinghe has surrendered to the Kurunegala Magistrate Court this morning.

Kurunegala Magistrate has released Wijesinghe, who was accused of assaulting a Grama Niladhari (Village Officer) in-charge-of the Ambakote division in Kurunegala, on Rs 1,500 cash bail and Rs 100,000 surety bond after he surrendered to the Court today.

Sri Lanka police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana Monday said that Wijesinghe was evading arrest for the assault.

The official was assaulted on Saturday (July 19) after he had reportedly attempted to prevent a group of MP's supporters illegally felling trees within the Ambakote Grama Niladhari Division.

He was brutally assaulted by the MP and is still receiving treatment after admitting to the Kurunegala Hospital.

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