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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 13:01
Minister Amaraweera says "did not send a letter to court"
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The UPFA General Secretary, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that he did not issue a letter to the court citing his objection to the release of those who are in remand custody over the recent protest in Hambantota.

After receiving bail yesterday (16), MP Namal Rajapaksa told the media that Minister Amaraweera has sent a letter to the court citing his objection to granting bail to Hambantota protestors.

In addition, the Attorney-at-Law, Premanath C. Dolawatta, who appeared for the protestors, also said that such a letter had been sent to the court by UPFA General Secretary Amaraweera.

The UPFA General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera responded to this allegation today.

In a communiqué, Minister Amaraweera stated that he will complain to the Attorney General to find the truth regarding this allegation.

Minister Amaraweera also said that if such a letter is not sent, the statement by MP Rajapaksa is a contempt of court.

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