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Monday, 07 January 2019 - 12:30
A Colombo Municipal councillor arrested in connection with the Petroleum Corporation clash
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The Colombo Crime Division has arrested Colombo Municipal Councillor Kulatissa Geeganage for involvement in the recent Petroleum Corporation clash in Dematagoda.

Geeganage was arrested from his  Sedawatta residence in Wellampitiya last night.

He has been charged for unlawful assembly during the eruption of the clash after the then subject minister Arjuna Ranatunga had visited the Corporation on October 28th.

The suspect is scheduled to produce before Hulftsdorp Magistrate Court today.

During the incident , a 34-year old employee died and three others injured when minister Ranatunga’s bodyguard opened fire during the clash.

the bodyguard has been remanded till January 11, after being produced before Court.

Minister Ranatunga was also arrested in connection with the shooting, but was released on bail on October 29th.

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