Eraj Fernando further remanded until May 13
April 30, 2015 12:25 pm
The Mayor of Hambantota, Eraj Fernando, who was arrested and remanded for allegedly attempting to assault a suspect in police custody was further remanded until May 13 by the Hambantota Magistrate’s Court.
Police arrested the Mayor in connection with the alleged assault incident and kidnap attempt that took place inside the Ambalantota Police Station in March 2014.
During presidential election in December 2014 the police arrested the Mayor for an attack on a street drama group performing in Hambantota in support of common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.
During that attack a well-known singer Jayathilaka Bandara, the Opposition Leader of the Hambantota Municipal Council Ayub Khan, a journalist Sampath Samarakoon and an organizer of the performance Prasanga Fernando were injured and hospitalized.