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Mayor surrenders, released on bail

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando who was arrested over trespassing into a private property at Kotalawala Avenue in Colombo 04 and assaulting two security guards on September 15, was released on police bail by the Bambalapitiya police station.

The mayor was arrested when he surrendered to the Bambalapitiya police station yesterday morning. Later he was released on police bail. However police have informed the two parties to appear before the Mediation Board to reach a settlement over the land which is claimed by two parties. Police said that both parties have deployed security guards to the land in dispute.

One of the security personnel who sustained injuries following the assault was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. 

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