Thursday, 04 June 2015 - 19:10
Southern Provincial Fisheries Minister D.V. Upul banned from leaving the country
The Colombo Additional Magistrate issued an order preventing Southern Provincial Council Fisheries Minister D.V. Upul from leaving the country.
Additional Magistrate Nirosha Fernando issued the order today after CID reported the Court on the progress of the investigations in connection with the threatening statement made by the Provincial Minister against the FCID.
The Head of the FCID had lodged a complaint against the Provincial Minster to the CID.
In his complaint, the FCID Head stated that D.V. Upul has connections with under-world gangs, and he was also involved in criminal activities.
Southern Provincial Council Fisheries Minister D.V. Upul made the threatening statement against the FCID at a meeting held in Tissamaharama recently.
Later he told our news team that a distorted version of his speech was publicized by media.
The CID informed the court today that the exact location where D.V. Upul has made this statement is not confirmed as yet.
Accordingly, the Magistrate ordered several newspapers and electronic Media institutions to produce their unedited footages of D.V. Upul’s speech in Tissamaharama.