The police today arrested Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte UPFA municipal councilor Dhanuka Wishwajith based on charges subjecting his wife to long term sexual abuse.
The police media unit also stated that he has also been charged with subjecting his wife to physical abuse as well.
The Welikada police had received complaints regarding the municipal councilor on several occasions.
Subsequently the mother of the wife had lodged a complaint on the 24th of this month and the wife had lodged a complaint with the police this morning which lead to the municipal councilor’s arrest.
The 33 year old father of 3 is scheduled to be presented before Court tomorrow and the police have instructed the wife who had suffered abuse to obtain a medical report as well.
Meanwhile a tense situation arose during the general assembly of the Rambukkana Pradeshiya Sabha as a result of a clash that took place between a member of the UNP and the UPFA.
During the meeting which was held under the patronage of deputy PS chairman Udaya Tillekerathne due to absence of the chairman, UNP PS member T. B. Tennakoon had raised a question regarding a salary being issued to a PS member who is on leave.
Rambukkana UNP Pradeshiya Sabha member T. B. Tennakoon stated that the clash erupted after another UPFA member interfered when the question was raised.