Opposition Leader of the Negombo Municipal Council Royce Fernando, who was arrested over an alleged incident of breaking and entering into a house, assaulting an individual and stealing private property, has been remanded until the 17th of July, says our news reporter.
He was produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court today (08).
Royce Fernando was arrested yesterday (07) at the Negombo town by a team of officers attached to Katana Police.
The Police Spokesman’s Office has said that the suspect was wanted in connection with a complaint filed with Katana Police on March 23, 2019, regarding an incident of breaking and entering into a house belonging to a Chinese lady feigning to be CID officers, assaulting an individual and stealing private property.
Five suspects have already been arrested over the incident and are currently in remand custody.
The suspects have stolen a van, cash, gemstones and three mobile phones worth over Rs 7.5 million from the said house.
Jayaweera Arachchige Royce Vijitha Fernando, 53, is a former UNP electoral organizer and the current Opposition Leader of the Negombo Municipal Council.