Oct 01, 2020

Mangala acquitted from 'Cinnamon baton' case

The infamous 'Cinnamon baton' case was taken up in Matara yesterday (30) and all parties concerned including former minister - Mangala Samaraweera appeared before court.

Upon the mutual agreement of both sides, the Matara magistrate ordered acquittal of all those facing charges. 

The case was filed over a clash that took place in 2013 between two UNP factions at the southern city of Matara. 

Sixty one persons including Mangala Samaraweera, were charged of assaulting a group including Shiral Laktilake and Maithri Gunaratne.