Thebuwana sergeant re-instated

Sergeant Sanath Gunawardena who was interdicted over the sand lorry incident and his standoff in Thebuwana recently, has been reinstated .

IGP Pujith Jayasundara had taken measures on Tuesday afternoon to reinstate the sergeant, the Police spokesman’s office said.

The sergeant had protested in the Thebuwana town in an unruly manner as the Thebuwana OIC had released the offending lorry on October 3.

The said Sergeant was taken into custody and the Law and Order Ministry took measures to interdict the sergeant. He was granted bail by the Mathugama Magistrate on October 9.

President Maithripala Sirisena awarded Rs.1 million to sergeant Gunawardena who was facing severe hardships due to his interdiction, following a meeting held with the said police officer on Tuesday.

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