MP Patali Champika Ranawaka, who was in remand custody over a contested motor traffic accident, was granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate's Court a short while ago.
A group of opposition lawmakers and civil society activists condemned last night's arrest of MP Patali Champika Ranawaka as a vindictive act aimed at repressing the opposition.
United National Front (UNF) heavyweight and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Champika Ranawaka said the UNF alliance should select its presidential candidate with a vote among the 106 MPs it represents in Parliament.
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) chief Patali Champika Ranawaka is urging the United National Party to resolve its internal issues soon or they would lose the Presidential polls.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that the proposed UNP-led Democratic National Alliance (DNF) will be formed before the end of August.
Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that, by boycotting Cabinet meetings, President Maithripala Sirisena is trying to create a second constitutional crisis in the country, as he did on 26 October last year.