Man arrested while attempting to handover Rs. 50,000 to father in jail

by Norman Palihawadena

Amila Prasanna Jayasinghe, son of J. C. P. Jayasinghe now receiving treatment at the Welikade Prison Hospital after being arrested along with Pivithuru Hela Urumaya leader Udaya Gammanpila, was taken into custody yesterday by prison authorities while attempting to handover Rs. 50,000 to his father.

Later the suspect was handed over to the Borella police.

The suspect had told police that the money was given to his father to be used as his legal fees.

Gammanpila and Jayasinghe were arrested by the police for allegedly obtaining power of attorney by forging signatures and selling shares of a company.

The police said, the money was hidden in a trouser pocket of some clothes the suspect had brought to the prison hospital to hand over to his father.

Maligakanda Magistrate released the suspect on two sureties of Rs. 50,000 each.

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