The Horana Police have arrested P.D. Abeyratne, a former Member of Parliament for the Kalutara District and the organizer of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya’s Horana Constituency. The arrest is in connection with a shooting incident, as confirmed by the Horana Police. According to a spokesperson, the former MP discharged his firearm into the air to scare away a group of trespassers on his land.
The clash occurred on a privately owned tea estate belonging to the MP, located in the Dheerananda Mawatha area of Horana. The police have also stated that the MP is in possession of a licensed 9mm firearm.