Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando further remanded

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando further remanded

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando further remanded

Written by Staff Writer

30 Apr, 2015 | 9:34 pm

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando was placed in remand custody until May 13. The order for the Mayor to be placed in remand custody was made when he was presented before the Hambantota District Court.

Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division on Thursday on the charge of threatening the officer in charge of the Ambalangoda Police Station in March last year and obstructing his official duties by attempting to forcibly removing a suspect from police custody.

The mayor who was placed in remand custody on Thursday was further remanded when he was presented before court on Thursday morning.

Attorney-at-Law Chaminda Sooriyapatabendi noted that the other suspects who were involved in the incident were ordered to be arrested by the magistrate and be presented to court. He further added that the lawyers appearing for the accused made submissions to court that the accused was not of sound health and was therefore in need of medication.

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