Women who participated protest with Deputy Min. Thewarapperuma arrested

Women who participated protest with Deputy Min. Thewarapperuma arrested

Women who participated protest with Deputy Min. Thewarapperuma arrested

Written by Staff Writer

05 Jul, 2016 | 10:31 pm

Nine women who participated in a protest along with Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, were arrested by the police on Tuesday, July 05.

The women, who are incidentally mothers of children seeking admission to the Meegahatenna Primary School, have been charged with criminal trespass and duress. The women were produced before the Matugama Magistrate’s Court and remanded until July 8.

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma discharged himself from a private hospital in Colombo where he was receiving treatment, and arrived at the Matugama Magistrates Court at 3.30 on Tuesday afternoon along with the medical reports, by which time court proceedings had concluded for the day.

The Deputy Minister’s lawyers said that their client would be presented before Court on Thursday given the fact that tomorrow is a holiday. However the Deputy Minister went to the Police Station demanding that he be arrested today.

His conduct was strongly criticised during the sessions of the  Western Provincial Council.

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