Jun 11, 2018

Lindula Chairman further remanded

Eight suspects including the Chairman of the Talawakelle-Lindula Urban Council, who were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a five year old child were further remanded until June 18.

This was ordered by the Nuwara Eliya Magistrate Promadaka Jayasekara, when the suspects were produced in the Nuwara Eliya Magistrate’s Court today (11) . The attorney appearing for the defendants appealed for bail, but was denied due to the plaintiffs opposing it.

The Magistrate ordered that the abducted child be handed over to her father.

The Urban Council Chairman who contested the recent LG elections under an independent group with the clock logo Ashoka Sepala and another urban councilor Ishara Anuruddha Manchanayake and two others were arrested by the Nuwara Eliya Police on June 04.

The 4 suspects including the Urban Council chairman and a member of the council were arrested based on a complaint lodged over the abduction and sale of a five year old girl from the Agarapathana Portmore Estate in 2017.