Ratnapura District United National Party Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has been taken into custody over an alleged financial fraud .
The Police Headquarters said the Criminal Investigations Department has apprehended him. He is accused of defrauding a sum amounting to one million rupees. It is over this allegation that he had been taken into custody. Action has been initiated to hand over the suspect to the Kandy Police for further interrogation. He is due to be produced before the Kandy Magistrate tomorrow.