An individual, alleged to be a supporter of Non-cabinet Minister Dr Harsha De Silva and another person have been arrested for distributing leaflets slinging mud at Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
They were arrested in Mirihana while handing out derogatory leaflets of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
A tense situation had arisen during the arrest as SLPP supporters had arrived at the location.
Meanwhile, Non-cabinet Minister Dr Harsha De Silva said that he had not endorsed the distribution of the leaflets.
He insisted that he does not engage in the practice of slinging mud at anyone.