Eraj Fernando Wiki – Eraj Fernando Biography
The Police Media Unit reported that Eraj Fernando, the Hambantota Mayor, was arrested for committing assault in Bambalapitiya.
The Bambalapitiya Police launched a search to arrest Eraj Fernando, the Hambantota Mayor, for assaulting two men, Newsfirst reported.
Police said a full-scale investigation was launched over an incident where the Mayor of Hambantota had brutally assaulted a man over an attempted land grab in Colombo.
He is 55 years old.
A complaint was filed with the Bambalapitiya Police claiming that a group led by the Hambantota Mayor had stormed into a property located down Kothalawala avenue in Bambalapitiya on Tuesday (14) night and assaulted two private security guards.
One of the injured men said the group arrived in two SUVs and verbally abused them before carrying out an assault.
He filed a complaint with the Bambalapitiya Police, claiming that the assault on the two private security personnel was carried out for no valid reason.
It was also revealed that a lawsuit was filed about the property in question.
In 2019, Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando was sentenced by the Hambantota High Court for threatening a group of UNP MPs in 2014.
The mayor brandished a pistol at a group of UNP MPs, visiting the Mattala International Airport in 2014 on a fact-finding mission.
Subsequently, he claimed that it had been a toy pistol.
Moreover, Hambantota Mayor Fernando is accused of the alleged forceful occupation of land owned by Sri Lankans living overseas.