Violent attack on protesters : Former PC Member Amal Silva arrested

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Former Provincial Council Member Amal Silva and an employee of the Moratuwa Municipal Council have been arrested over violence reported in Colombo last Monday (9).

Police said the arrestees are due to be produced before courts.

Meanwhile, 159 people connected to the incident were arrested yesterday (15), while 398 people had been arrested earlier.

Further, the Attorney General directed the IGP and CID Director to arrest 22 individuals including SLPP MPs Jonhston Fernando and Sanath Nishantha and produce them in Court as soon as possible.

SLPP MPs Milan Jayathilake, Sanjeeva Ediramanna, Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando, Mahinda Kahandagama, Dan Priyasad and Western Province SDIG Deshabandu Tennakoon were also among those named.

By Mawbima