UNP North Western Provincial Councilor Shantha Abeysekara & a supporter have been placed under police arrest today.
According to the Chilaw police the duo had been placed under arrest based on a complaint it had received.
According to the complaint police had received the suspects had assaulted a group of protesters who had been protesting in the Puttlam town-ship against the recent power hike.
UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara had lodged a complaint with police last evening stating that a group led by North Western UNP Provincial councilor Shantha Abeysekara
Had assaulted those engaged in the protest.
Accordingly the suspects who were placed under arrest were subsequently produced before the Acting Chilaw Magistrate & were bailed out on personal bail each amounting to rupees 50,000 each.
The suspects have been ordered to appear before court on the 7th of May.