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DNA Members Arrested Till Aug 16

Aug 12, 2010 10:10:33 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) parliamentarians Vijitha Herath, Ajith Kumara and Provincial Councilor Nalin Hewage along with 10 others have been remanded till August 16 by the Galle Magistrate.

The two MPs, provincial councilor and the other DNA members were presented to court by the Galle Police last evening after they were arrested by the Galle police following protest held by the party in Galle Town calling for the release of DNA Leader Retired General Sarath Fonseka.

DNA spokespersons said police tear gassed the protestors twice and arrested several party members.

Herath, Kumara and Hewage had been arrested by the police when they had visited the Galle Police station to secure the release of its arrested party members.

DNA MP Arjuna Ranatunge who was also with the two other DNA MPs was not arrested.