Former Tangalle Mayor, wife arrested

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Former Tangalle Mayor, Ravindu Wedaarachchi and his wife Nethmi Silva, who were in hiding after an altercation with the Police at the Bedigama Interchange on the Southern Expressway after they were refused entry, were arrested yesterday (6).

They will be produced before Court today (7). 

The couple was seen engaging in an altercation with two Police officers, when the latter prevented them from entering the expressway on the grounds that they were transporting a refrigerator loaded dangerously on their pickup truck.

The couple had allegedly verbally abused the officer, as evidenced on the video recently circulated across several media platforms.

The Police Officer later filed a complaint with the Weeraketiya Police, while Ravindu Wedaarachchi took to his official Facebook claiming that the officer had initiated the incident by grabbing his shirt.

Police noted, however, that investigations revealed the couple had obstructed the duties of the officer.