Former Ampara District TNA MP arrested

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:36 GMT, Jul 29, 2016 |

Former Ampara District Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Podiappuhamy Piyasena has been arrested today (July 19) for not returning government vehicle.

In September 2010 Piyasena defected to the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) during the rule of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He was requested by the new government to hand over the vehicle provided during the previous regime. The vehicle was parked in front of the Kollupitiya police station. The police arrested the driver and took the vehicle into police custody.