Thewarapperuma released on bail

Palitha Thewarapperuma

Remanded UNP parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma was released on bail by the Matugama Magistrate’s Court today.

The ruling party Parliamentarian was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD), on 21 January, for allegedly assaulting and forcing a UPFA Pradeshiya Sabha member to kneel down before him. The incident occurred during the recent opening of a SLFP office in Agalawatta area in Kalutara.

President Maithripala Sirisena also instructed the IGP to appoint a team of officers to investigate on the incident.