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Ratnapura UNP parliamentarian arrested on cheating complaint

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 October 2010 09:20 No Comment]

Ranjan Ramanayake, Ratnapura District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian was arrested Thursday evening by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on a complaint that he had cheated a female teacher of a Kandy school by obtaining about one million rupees on the promise of marriage. He was taken to Police Headquarters for further inquiry from a home of his friend, police sources said.

He is to be produced in Kandy Magistrate Court Friday, according to the deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of central region Pujitha Jayasundera.

Earlier Kandy Magistrate Court had rejected his anticipatory bail application.

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