Hambantota Mayor Eraj sentenced to 5-year imprisonment

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By Rose Kenny

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando and another individual was sentenced to five years imprisonment by the Provincial High Court today (Aug 2).

The suspects are accused of threatening a group of parliamentarians with a pistol while they  were on an inspection tour of the Hambantota Port. The incident had taken place in April 2014.

Meanwhile, three others who were also involved in the incident, were acquitted by the High Court.