Lanka ar­rests rul­ing party dis­si­dent:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Sri Lankan po­lice Mon­day ar­rested a lead­ing dis­si­dent within Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena’s party, deep­en­ing po­lit­i­cal ten­sions on the is­land af­ter the head of state sus­pended par­lia­ment.

Mahin­dananda Aluthga­m­age, a for­mer sports min­is­ter, was held over 39 mil­lion ru­pees ($260,000) that were al­legedly mis­ap­pro­pri­ated in 2014, po­lice said in a state­ment. (AFP)

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