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Toy pistol man remanded again till May 13

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Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando was today ordered to be further remanded till May 13 by the Hambantota Magistrate. Mayor Fernando was arrested for assaulting a suspect in police custody in March, 2014 and attempting to abduct him thereafter.

The incident had taken place at the Ambalantota police station and the suspect was arrested by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on Thursday (April 28) and initially remanded till April 30.

In December 2014, Eraj was enlarged on surety bail for assaulting a street drama troupe ‘Weediye Virodaya’ during the last presidential election campaign. Again, he was in the picture, when he brandished a firearm and chased away a group of UNP parliamentarians who were conducting an inspection tour of Mattala Airport and Hambantota Port.  The incident received much publiciuty as he later said that it was only a toy gun.

 

Last modified on Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:55

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