Chilaw Mayor arrested for assaulting a woman
August 2, 2011 01:02 pm
The Chilaw Mayor, Hilary Prasanna Fernando was arrested by police a short while ago for allegedly assaulting a woman yesterday (August 1), the Chilaw Police stated.
The assault allegedly took place after yesterday’s ceremony in which UPFA representatives who were elected to the Chilaw Municipal Council took oaths in front of President Mahinda Rajapaksa for posts such as Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
The alleged victim of the assault was the wife of a principal donor to the newly appointed Deputy Mayor of Chilaw.
The police are carrying out further investigations into the complaint.