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Monday, 14 October 2013 - 12:45
UPDATE : Video: One suspect of Mathara clash surrenders.
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Another suspect in connection with the recent clash in Matara has been surrendered to police today.

 

Colombo Municipal Council UNP member Attorney-at-law Nadil Malagoda surrendered to Matara police this morning.

 

A Matara Police spokesman told our news team that a statement has already been taken from Nadil Malagoda and he will be produced before Matara Magistrate later on the day.

 

40 suspects are already remanded in connection with the Matara incident and 5 more suspects still to be taken into custody.

 

Earlier, UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera, former MP H.R. Wimalasiri and Balapitiya UNP Chief Organizer Attorney-at-law Kamal Jayantha Soyza surrendered to police.

 

Later the Matara Chief Magistrate released them on personal cash bail of 100 thousand rupees each.

Update Thursday, 17 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

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Mangala Samaraweera released on bail


UNP Matara District MP Mangala Samaraweera and 2 others were released on personal bonds of one hundred thousand rupees each when they were produced before the Matara Chief Magistrate Ruwan Sisira Kumara this morning.

Police produced MP Samaraweera and others before Court today after they surrendered to Matara police around 9.15 this morning.

Police filed 2 cases against MP Samaraweera on three counts of charges in connection with 2 clashes that occurred during an anti Ranil protest march at Devinuwara and Matara on the 5th of October.

Under case 1, filed at the Matara Magistrate Court, MP Samaraweera and other suspects were charged for initiating and encouraging a mob, unleashing an assault on the public intending to commit a crime and assaulting a fleet of vehicles.

In the second case, MP Samaraweera and other suspects were charged for stealing 2 public address systems from protesters during the clash.

However 6 other suspects were remanded until the 21st of October and ordered to be produced for an identification parade on the same day.


Tuesday, 15 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

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MP Mangala Samaraweera and two others released on Bail

UNP Matara District MP Mangala Samaraweera and 2 others released on personal bonds of  one hundred thousand rupees each, when they were produced before Matara Magistrate this morning.

Police produced MP Samaraweera and others before the Court today after they surrendered to Matara police at 9.15 this morning.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

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Mangala Samaraweera arrested.


UNP Matara District MP and Head of party Communication Unit Mangala Samaraweera surrendered to Matara police at 9.15 this morning.

 

In addition, Devinuwara UNP Chief Organizer and former MP H.R. Wimalasiri also surrendered to Matara police.

 

MP Samaraweera and former MP H.R. Wimalasiri surrendered to police after the Matara Magistrate ordered police to arrest 11 suspects including them in connection with the Matara clash that occurred during a protest march on October 5th.

 

Meanwhile police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana said MP Samaraweera will be produced before the Mathara Magistrate.

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 - 12:56 PM

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Mangala hand himself into police


UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera hand himself into Mathara police station following arrest orders issued on him by courts for the Mathara incident.


Tuesday, 15 October 2013 - 9:31 AM

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Managala Samaraweera will report to police tomorrow

The Matara Chief Magistrate issued an arrest warrant on MP Mangala Samaraweera and 11 others when the case in connection with the Matara clash on the 5th of October was taken for hearing today.

 

Opposition Leader’s Private Secretary Sudath Chandrasekera and former UNP MP H.R. Wimalasiri were also among the other 11 suspects to be arrested.

 

Another 33 UNP supporters arrested earlier were produced for an identification parade in the Matara Magistrate Court today.

 

Southern PC member Maithree Gunarathna’s son and another witness identified Matara Urban Councilor Nuski Mohammad and a Council worker during the identification parade today.

 

The Chief Magistrate Ruwan Sisira Kumara further remanded all suspects and ordered to produce them again before the Court on October 21st.

 

Meanwhile the Magistrate had ordered earlier that a suspect in this incident and Southern PC member Maithree Gunarathne’s father Herman Gunarathna be produced before the Court today.

 

However Herman Gunarathna was not produced before the Court today.

 

Later prison officials informed the Court that the suspect is still receiving treatment at hospital.

 

Meanwhile lawyers of MP Mangala Samaraweera informed the Court that the suspect had held a media briefing while remained in the remand prison.

 

Police also informed the Court that there are evidence to prove MP Samaraweera and other 11 suspects involved in the Matara clash on October 5th.

 

MP Samaraweera’s lawyer Nissanka Nanayakkara told our news team that the Chief Magistrate later ordered the police to arrest MP Samaraweera and 11 others.

 

Commenting on the Court Order, MP Samaraweera told our news team that he will report to the police tomorrow.

 

34 UNP supporters have been arrested so far in connection with the Matara clash on October 5th.

 

Meanwhile Southern PC member Maithree Gunarathne’s father Herman Gunarathna has also been arrested in connection with a shooting incident during the protest.


Monday, 14 October 2013 - 07:28 PM

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Court orders to arrest MP Mangala Samarawera and 11 others

Mathara Magistrate court orders to arrest UNP MP Mangala Samarawera, Sudath Chandrasekara and 9 others over the recent clash in Mathara.

Monday, 14 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

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Monday, 14 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

33 suspects of the Mathara incident before the identification parade. 

33 suspects arrested during the Matara protest against Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe were produced for an identification parade today.

 

Reports stated that these suspects have been produced before the Matara Magistrate Court on 3 occasions.

 

37 suspects arrested in connection with the Matara incident are currently in remand custody and 24 suspects were produced for an identification parade on October 7th.

 

Later Matara Magistrate postponed the parade to October 14th, as a sufficient number of persons did not attend the identification parade.

 

However our correspondent said that all the other persons waiting for various Court cases were evacuated from the Court premises when these suspects were brought in for the Identification parade today.

 

The Magistrate had ordered earlier that a suspect in this incident and Southern PC member Maithree Gunarathne’s father Herman Gunarathna be produced before the Court today.

 

However Herman Gunarathna was not produced before the Court today.

 

The clash occurred during the protect march against Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at Matara on October 5th.

 

8 UNP supporters were injured during the clash in Matara.

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