Hambantota Mayor sentenced to 5 years in jail

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando has been sentenced to five years in jail for threatening several United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarians with a pistol.

The incident occurred in 2014 when the UNP MPs had conducted an inspection tour of the Mattala Airport and Hambantota Port.

The Hambantota High Court sentenced Fernando to jail today over the case.

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