UNP Provincial Councillor Nimal R. Peiris, who had threatened the Colombo District Returning Officer, is enlarged on bail.
He was released on a personal bail of 200 thousand rupees. The Colombo Additional Magistrate told him that his bail would be revoked if he influenced the witnesses. Colombo District Returning Officer S. Hapuarachchi lodged a complaint with the Police saying that Mr. Peiris had chastised him and threatened his life following the rejection of theUNP nomination list for the Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha. Accordingly he was arrested last afternoon, while participating in a meeting at Maharagama. He was thereafter produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. Additional Magistrate Prasanna De Alwis enlarged him on bail.