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Former Panadura UC member arrested for obstructing GN’s duties

An Ex Councillor of the Panadura Urban Council was remanded by the Panadura Magistrate Amila Ariyasena till May 04 over the alleged obstruction of duties of a Grama Seva Niladhari and a Samurdhi officer who were distributing the Government grant of Rs.5,000 among the families affected by the Covid 19 outbreak in Panadura area.

The magistrate issued the order following a B report submitted to Court by Panadura South Police Crime Branch yesterday over the incident that occurred at Samudra Mawatha Panadura on Monday.

When the Panadura South Police Chief Inspector M S Kumarasena with policemen visited the scene the suspect Mahesh Fernando was involved in a heated argument with the Gramasevaka and obstructed their lawful duties.

He was arrested immediately and when he was produced before the AJMO Panadura Base Hospital he complained of a heart ailment and got admitted to the Hospital Ward No 6.  

The Police submitted a B report with full details regarding the incident to Court. Investigations were conducted by Inspector Rohan Silva OIC of the Panadura South Police. 

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