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Hirunika Premachandra - Granted bail

Update : MP Hirunika Premachandra who was arrested this morning in connection with the abduction of a youth in Dematagoda was granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate this afternoon. 

UNP Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra has been arrested by the police while she was at Havelock Town, this morning. She Is scheduled to be produced before the Magistrate today.

Earlier, the Attorney General (AG) directed the Police Colombo Crimes Division to arrest UNP Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra in connection with the alleged abduction of a youth in Dematagoda.

Authoritative sources from the Attorney General's Department told the Daily News that the Attorney General instructed the Police to arrest the Parliamentarian on Thursday night.

"There was sufficient evidence to suggest the MP's involvement in the incident. In addition to the statements recorded from witnesses and suspects,

The AG department also took into consideration scientific evidence such as telephone records of the suspects," a highly placed source from the Department said.