Attack on PS member’s house – Maithri’s younger brother arrested


Younger brother of Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena was arrested by the police over his alleged involvement in connection with an attack on a residence of a ruling party Pradeshiya Sabha member in Aralaganwila, the police said.

It was reported that a mob accompanied by Presidential election candidate’s brother Kaplia Sirisena had attacked the residence of the Aralaganwila PS member on 3 January.

The police had initiated a manhunt over a complaint lodged with the Aralaganwila police since Saturday (3) morning, however, suspected Kaplia Sirisena had then surrendered to the police, Ada Derana reporter said.

The Polonnaruwa Magistrate later enlarged the suspect on a personal bail of Rs. 100,000.

(Ada Derana)