He was elected to the Negombo Municipal Council from the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna.
Meanwhile, during a search operation carried out in the Maskeliya Jumma Mosque, the Police had recovered 50 small knives and two axes. One suspect was arrested in connection with the detection last afternoon.
The Maskeliya OIC IP Tyronne Ratnayake said the arrest was reportedly made during a search operation by police officers.
Meanwhile, based on information received by the intelligence officers, the police and STF had launched a search operation last evening in the Samanthurai area. They had found a stock of materials from a house while they were inspecting a house.