Former Pradeshiya Sabha member Premathilaka Amaraweera has died in police custody. The suspect who 62-year-old was arrested by the Hungama Police yesterday (December 18) on a charge of selling liquor on Poya Day.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa stated that the suspect had fallen while he was in the prison cell shortly after being taken to the police station. He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead at the scene, police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said further.
The CCTV footage was released to the media yesterday afternoon on how he fallen to the ground.
Relatives of the deceased MP have also staged a protest inside the hospital premises claiming that the death was suspicious. Later, the protesters blocked the Colombo-Kataragama main road in the Ranna area.
The body of the deceased was taken to the Ranna Government Hospital for an autopsy and later transferred to the Hambantota General Hospital for an autopsy.