Two trade union leaders, Convenor of the United Trade Union Alliance Ananda Palitha and the Secretary of the Electricity Consumers’ Association Sanjeewa Dhammika, who were arrested yesterday have been remanded till the 26th of January.
The duo was arrested for allegedly threatening members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka.
The order was issued when the duo was produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court this morning (24).
Police Media Spokesman Nihal Thalduwa said the duo is charged with threatening and intimidating Deputy Chairman of the PUCSL Udeni Wickremesinghe and Member of the Commission Professor Mohan Samaranayake.
The two members lodged a complaint calling for a probe over the incident of alleged storming of union leaders into the PUCSL office down St. Anthony’s Road, Colpetty on Sunday (22).
The two members also requested the Ministry of Finance to conduct an investigation to determine how trade union members who stormed in at the time were aware of of their presence at the office premises.
The development comes as the two PUCSL members questioned the recent decisions taken by the Chairman of the PUCSL.