Mangala denies claims PA was arrested with drugs

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today denied claims his Personal Assistant (PA) was arrested for the possession of drugs.

The Ministers media division said that the Personal Assistant had been arrested by the Special Task Force with three others following a night function over the weekend.

The arrest was made after drugs were found in the vehicle Samaraweera’s Personal Assistant was travelling in.

Samaraweera’s media division said that the Personal Assistant was arrested as he was in the vehicle in which drugs were found.

Samaraweera’s Personal Assistant was later released on bail as the drugs were not his. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Personal Assistant conduct will definitely affect The Minister. There is no question that the PA is not a suitable person , when he associates with drug dealers or heavy users. Minister has to take moral responsibility and to give a statement and apology.

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