Nihal Wedaarachchi arrested over 9th May violence

Nihal Wedaarachchi arrested over 9th May violence

Nihal Wedaarachchi arrested over 9th May violence

Written by Teena Marian

11 Aug, 2022 | 6:07 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Former Southern Provincial Council member Nihal Wedaarachchi was arrested by the Tangalle Police on Thursday (11) morning.

The Tangalle Police arrested the Ex-Politico on three charges; that include being part of the group that set fire to the Carlton Pre-School in Tangalle on the 9th of May 2022 and hurling stones at Carlton House in Tangalle.

The third charge filed by police is that Nihal Wedaarachchi had gone live on social media during today's arrest to portray that the Police were engaged in an unlawful arrest.

Police opposed granting bail to the suspect, and the Tangalle Magistrate Ranjith Gunasekera remanded Nihal Wedaarachchi until Friday (12).

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