PS member Dulakshi Fernando & sister remanded

PS member Dulakshi Fernando & sister remanded

August 21, 2019   02:06 pm

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Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha member from United National Party (UNP) Dulakshi Fernando and her sister, who were arrested for allegedly obstructing the duties of police officers, have been remanded till the 30th of August.

The order was delivered by Marawila Magistrate when the duo was produced before the court today (21).

The 21-year-old Pradeshiya Sabha member and her sister, who is aged 16, were arrested yesterday (20) on a warrant issued by the Marawila Magistrate’s Court.

Two policemen on duty had stopped a motorbike near the Seenor Junction in Wennappuwa at around 5.15 pm on Monday (19). However, the female motorcyclist had not had her driving license or other relevant documents with her.

Subsequently, a Pradeshiya Sabha member who is the sister of the motorcyclist, as well as their father and brother had arrived at the scene on a motorcycle and a van. 

Reportedly, they had obstructed the officers from performing their duties and attempted to take the motorbike and the suspect who had been under police custody.

The incident had been recorded by a police officer present at the scene.

The police had taken both motorbikes into their custody. However, the suspect had fled the scene in the van.

The police had reported the incident to the Marawila Magistrate’s Court while arrest warrants were issued for the 4 suspects.

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