SLPP Pradeshiya Sabha member Jagath Samantha has been arrested on charges of assaulting persons and obstructing the duties of police officers at a filling station in Arachchikattuwa.
Samantha, who is the brother of MP Sanath Nishantha, had recently been accused of assaulting certain individuals near a filling station while a video of the incident had been widely circulated on social media.
He had assaulted persons at a fuel station in Arachchikattuwa waiting for fuel on June 17 while the incident had been caught on a nearby CCTV camera.
Jagath Samantha is the former Chairman of the Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha.
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