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‘Raththaran’ to resign

UPFA Southern Provincial Council member Krishantha Pushpakumara (Raththaran) has decided to to resign from his post.

The Councilor was arrested by the Akmeemana Police and was released on bail by the Galle Magistrate’s Court on February 28, for the alleged abused of a 16-year-old girl in Akmeemana.

The Councilor said the decision was taken in order to facilitate the ongoing probe against him.

Recently the councilor came under pressure when he accepted the invitation to participate as the chief guest for a girl’s schools award ceremony.

Parents and teachers have condemned the event and have informed the police to intervene in the matter.

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