UNP MPs Palitha Thewarapperuma, Heshan Withanage arrested

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarians Palitha Thewarapperuma and Heshan Withanage were arrested today over an assault on a retired Army officer linked to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Retired Major Ajith Prasanna had complained to the Police that he was assaulted in front of Temple Trees recently.

He accused the two MPs of being involved in the assault.

The two MPs were granted bail after being produced in court. (Colombo Gazette)