Aug 02, 2021

Sunil Ariyaratne impersonator remanded

A suspect was remanded till 9th of August by Additional Galle Magistrate Sanjeewani Pathirana for aiding and abetting the impersonation of award winning film director Professor Sunil Ariyaratne.

The suspect, Halwita Kankanamge Imesh Chaturanga (29) is a make-up artist by profession and originally from Mulana, Nagoda. 

According to the police complaint at the Harbour police filed by the actress, a resident of Galle, she has received a call on the 15th of last month, by someone purporting to be Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne and has been offered a film role, and two (2) million rupees as payment. 

Later, the same person has conducted an interview, via phone, where she was asked lewd questions about sexual activities. 

A police investigation is ongoing to take the two main suspects into custody. 

Prof. Ariyaratne too has made a statement at the police, requesting speedy investigations to be conducted into the incident. 

(Source - Divaina)