The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested Southern Provincial Council member D V Upul, the police media unit said.
Earlier today the CID recorded a statement from Upul over an alleged threat he had made to the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID).
Upul had reportedly said that if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa returns to power the public must attack the FCID.
The Southern Provincial Council member however denied making the comments.
The Colombo Chief Magistrate had later issued an order preventing D V Upul from leaving the country till investigations over his alleged comments are over. (Colombo Gazette)