Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thewarapperuma remanded till Feb 2
United National Party MP Palitha Thewarapperuma was arrested today after he surrendered to the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) in connection with the assault incident at Agalawatta on Sunday morning.
UNP Kalutara District MP Palitha Thewarapperuma, who surrendered to the police this morning, had been remanded until February 2 by Colombo Chief Magistrate, the Police said. MP Thewarapperuma was produced by the Colombo Crime Division. The MP is alleged to have assaulted a person in the Agalawatta Town and made him kneel down in an execution style on January 18.
He was also charged for participating in an illegal procession and disobeying a court order, the Police said. Matugama Police took three other persons involved in the same incident into custody yesterday, whilst the Parliamentarian surrendered to CCD this morning.