Udaya Gammanpila arrested

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:37 GMT, Jun 18, 2016 |

United People’s Freedom Alliance MP Udaya Gammanpila has been arrested by the Police Special Investigations Unit.

The Police Media Unit stated that the MP was arrested at his office situated on Pagoda Road, Nugegoda subsequent to obtaining a statement from him.

Gammanpila is charged with engaging in a fraudulent financial transaction using the attorney permit of an Australian national.

Gammanpila was questioned by the SIU on two occasions for allegedly using a fraudulent power of attorney to sell assets in Sri Lanka which belonged to Brian Shaddick of Western Australia.

Gammanpila had filed a Fundamental Rights petition seeking an order to prevent his arrest. He alleged the said complaints by Brian Shaddick and his Power of Attorney Lasitha Perera are fabricated.