Jun 20, 2022

Sanath Nishantha's brother remanded (Update)

Former Arachchikattuwa PS member - Jagath Samantha and two others have been remanded.

Samantha is the brother of the SLPP MP - Sanath Nishantha.

The trio was arrested and produced in court over assaulting an individual at a filling station on June 17 and for obstructing duties of Police officers.

Taking up the case, Chilaw District Judge Naveen Indrajit Buddhadasa ordered to remand them until June 23.

(---------update   2022 June 20, 07:32 pm --------------)

SLPP Pradeshiya Sabha member Jagath Samantha has been arrested on charges of assaulting persons and obstructing the duties of police officers at a filling station in Arachchikattuwa.

Samantha, who is the brother of MP Sanath Nishantha, had recently been accused of assaulting certain individuals near a filling station while a video of the incident had been widely circulated on social media.

He had assaulted persons at a fuel station in Arachchikattuwa waiting for fuel on June 17 while the incident had been caught on a nearby CCTV camera.

Jagath Samantha is the former Chairman of the Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha.


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