Mayor of Moratuwa Municipal Council Samanlal Fernando, who was arrested for unruly behaviour during a COVID-19 vaccination programme at Moratumulla, has been remanded until 11th of next month. He was arrested after surrendering to Mount Lavinia Police this morning and produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. According to reports, the mayor had obstructed the duties of medical officers proceeding with the inoculation programme.
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