"Arrest Nishantha Muthuhettigama!" - Court Orders Police

Baddegama Magistrate Court has ordered Police to arrest Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama in connection with the attack on the opposition in Wanduramba.

Muthuhettigama, who represents the District of Galle, was accused of damaging and burning the state of a Common Opposition meeting in Wandurama, along with a group of his supporters.

As a result, the Common Candidate of the Opposition had to address his supporters in Wanduramba, standing on a burnt and damaged stage. The Opposition lashed out at Police for not taking to prevent the attack on the venue of the opposition’s meeting.

 When the Police finally  took measures to arrest the suspects who allegedly carried out the attack, Muthuhettigama stormed the Police station and took the suspects away.

Subsequent to this incident, three supporters of Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama were again arrested by Police and remanded until December 29. The suspects Janaka Duminda, K.G. Janaka Kumara and S.A. Dimuthu Pradeep were produced before Baddegama Magistrate Courts.

Giving a new twist to this controversy, officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Wanduramba Police Station Inspector Panangala Liyanage Keerthisinghe also resigned from his position in protest of political influence on the activities of the Police.

Speaking to reporters at his residence in Wanduramba, the Inspector of Police stated that a situation has risen today where a police officer can no longer work with their spine straight and that therefore he took off his uniform and “came home”.


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