Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman removed

Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman M.K. Amila was removed from his post by the Elections Commission yesterday on the advice of the Attorney General, Director General of Elections Saman Sri Rathnayake said.

He told The Sunday Morning that the Elections Commission had officially informed the Ratnapura District Returning Officer to inform M.K. Amila of the decision to remove him from the position of Chairman.

M.K. Amila, who assaulted a Police constable in 2013, was convicted and sentenced to three months imprisonment by the Embilipitiya Magistrate in July 2018.

He was elected to the Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

He assaulted a Police constable attached to the Panamure Police Station on May 26, 2013 with the assistance of one of his supporters named Prasantha Lakmal.

The Magistrate sentenced Amila to one year’s imprisonment and suspended nine months for five years. The Magistrate also ordered that the victim be paid a compensation of Rs. 30,000.

He is the elder son of slain Southern Provincial Council Minister M.K. Ranjith alias Chandi Malli and brother of Southern Provincial Council member M.K. Kasun.