Demolition of Wattala jogging track: Five remanded till May 10

Mahara Magistrate Purnima Paranagamage yesterday remanded till May 10 five persons produced before her by Wattala police over their alleged involvement in the destruction of a jogging track adjacent to Kaluela in the Wattala electorate.

The suspects included former UPFA member of the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha Don Jagath Chandana Jayatunga, Panawala Vithanage Sujith Rangana, Prasad Ekanayake, Yathila Lakmal Nissanka and Dilruk Dammika Rajapaksa.

Wattala police said that investigations were continuing and more arrests were to be made.

Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga strongly denied accusations that he was behind the incident.

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