UPFA PS member arrested

UPFA Bulathsinhala Pradeshiya Sabha member Lakmini Anupama Panditharatne has been arrested over allegations of committing fraud.

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested her yesterday and produced her before a magistrate who remanded her till the 25th of this month, the police media unit said.

According to the police, Panditharatne had duped a woman by obtaining Rs. 400,000 from her after promising her employment in Korea.

Just last month Panditharatne was reported missing and was later alleged to have been abducted by an armed gang and later released.

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana had said that she was released in Ratnapura by her abductors.

Panditharatne later told the police that an armed gang had abducted her.