Chilaw Mayor claims he was not arrested

Chilaw Mayor claims he was not arrested

August 2, 2011   06:13 pm

I was not arrested by the Chilaw Police but only taken in for a statement, The Chilaw Mayor, Hilary Prasanna Fernando told Ada Derana following his alleged involvement in an assault on a woman yesterday (August 1).

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 Police recorded a statement from the Mayor today (August 2) following a complaint that was lodged.


The alleged victim of the assault was the wife of a principal donor to the newly appointed Deputy Mayor of Chilaw.

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