The Convener of the Movement for the Protection of Public Rights Asela Sampath has been arrested by the Police a short while ago. A video on his Facebook page showed him being taken into police custody at his residence.
Police Media Division confirmed that Asela Sampath has been arrested but didn’t provide any further details on what charges he was arrested.
Asela Sampath and Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena had been arguing in the media recently over the relief package worth Rs. 1000 comprising essential food items provided by the Trade Minister through Sathosa outlets.
Minister Gunawardane went so far as to lodge a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) against Asela Sampath for allegedly making false accusations with regard to the relief package provided by him through Sathosa outlets.