Sampath Athukorala released on bail

Sampath Athukorala released on bail

October 5, 2015   11:20 am

Southern Provincial Councilor Sampath Athukorala, who was in custody for allegedly uploading obscene posts on President Maithripala Sirisena on the internet, was released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today.

Athukorala, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the Provincial Council, was arrested by the CID on charges of uploading a obscene image of the President to a social networking website. 

Producing the Provincial Councillor before the court, the CID earlier stated that the accused had uploaded the obscene image to Facebook during the Presidential Election when Maithripala Sirisena was the Common Candidate of the Opposition.

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