MP Ponnambalam arrested over altercation with police | Sri Lanka News

The Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) leader and MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has been arrested over the incident that occurred in Jaffna between MP Ponnambalam and the police recently.

The Kilinochchi magistrate yesterday imposed a overseas travel ban on the MP and ordered him to issue a statement to the Maruthankerni Police. 

Accordingly, officers from the Kollupitiya Police served the order on the MP yesterday at his residence in Colombo.

Police said the MP was arrested at his Colombo residence by officers from the Maruthenkerni and Jayapuram police stations.

A heated argument had erupted between MP Ponnambalam and officers in civvies, including an intelligence officer, when the MP had arrived at a public meeting held at Vadamarachchi East recently. Police said the MP had gone to the meeting without police security, and intelligence officers had been deployed for his protection.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


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