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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 - 20:34
Former Eastern PC Chief Minister Najib arrested
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Former Eastern Provincial Council Chief Minister Najib A. Majeed was arrested today for canvassing and intimidating a government servant after forcefully entering a postal voting center in Kinniya.

One of Majeed’s supporters was also arrested by police for the same offence.

The former Chief Minister is contesting the general election from the Trincomalee district under the UPFA ticket.

Chief Minister Najib A. Majeed and his accomplice have been released on a Rs. 50,000 cash bail and two personal bails each when they were produced before the Trincomalee Magistrate this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the JVP handed over a petition to Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today.

JVP Central Working Committee member Sunil Watagala said that his party handed over the petition in order to draw the attention of the election commissioner on a report published on social websites.

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