Moratuwa Mayor refused bail, remanded till 11 | Daily News

Moratuwa Mayor refused bail, remanded till 11

Moratuwa Additional Magistrate Uddala Suwandurugoda yesterday refused the bail application filed before Court by lawyers of remanded Moratuwa Mayor Samanlal Ferrnando.

He was remanded by the Moratuwa Additional Magistrate till June 11 pending further investigations over the alleged obstruction of duties of health officers at a vaccination centre at the Methodist Church in Molpe Moratuwa on May 27.

A “B”Report regarding the incident had been submitted to Court by a Special Police Team attached to the Mount Lavinia Police on May 28 based on the complaint made to the Mount Lavinia Police by the Health Officials who were on duty at the Vaccination Centre.

He surrendered to police on May 28 morning on receipt of information that he is wanted by police for questioning over the incident where he had allegedly obstructed the duties of the MOH and her staff staff involved in vaccinating residents at the Molpe Methodist Church premises on May 28.

Mount Lavinia Police told the Additional Magistrate in submitting the “B”report that the Mayor had violated health guidelines issued by the Director General of Health Services and entered the Molpe Methodist Church and created a scene obstructing the duties of the medical staff.