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Update: Gammanpila Arrested by SIU
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General Secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, MP Udaya Gammanpila was arrested at his office in Pagoda, this morning.

Reports indicated that the MP was arrested by the Police Special Investigations Unit.

MP Udaya Gammanpila was summoned before the Police Special Investigations Unit recently, to give a statement with regard to an incident of selling shares to an Australian firm using a forged power of attorney.

The share holder of the relevant Australian firm lodged a complaint in 2015, stating that the power of attorney produced in April 1997 has been forged.

According to the police, parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila was arrested in connection with the complaint.

MP Gammanpila is to be produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court this afternoon.

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MP of UPFA Udaya Gammanpila has been arrested by special investigation unit a short while ago.

He has been seized for attempting to sell shares of an Australian firm using a forged attorney permit.

Meanwhile, yesterday, Supreme Court considered a petition filed by MP Gammanpila requesting to order refraining his arrest.

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