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UNP parliamentarian arrested

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 August 2004, 18:13 GMT]
Opposition parliamentarian for the Badulla District and former cabinet minister of the United National Party (UNP), Mr. Abdul Cader was arrested by Sri Lankan police, around 9 p.m. in capital Colombo.

Mr.Abdul Cader was minister of Co-Operativs in the former UNP government. He is arrested on corruption charges, police sources said.

The 67 years old former UNP minister was arrested at his recidence at Kollupitya and taken to a hospital in Morattuwa for a medical check-up. Later, the police produced Mr.Cader before the Mt.Lavinia Magistrate, Ms.Sarojini Kulatunge, around 10.30 p.m.

The Magistrate ordered the police to detain Mr.Cader for 14 days. He is detained at Welikade prison, the sources said.

Mr. Jeyalath Jeyawardena, Mr.Karu Jayasuriya and other senior UNP members were present at the Majistrate’s residence.

 

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