Namal and five others remanded till Oct.16

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Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, D.V. Chanaka, Prassanna Ranaweera and three others who were arrested this evening were remanded till October 16, police said.

They were arrested this evening by the Hambantota Police in connection with the recent protest in Hambantota, Police said.

They were summoned by the Hambantota Police to record a statement in connection with the incident this afternoon.

Western Provincial Councillor Upali Kodikara, Southern Provincial Councillors Sampath Athukorala and Major (Rtd.) Ajith Prasanna were among those arrested.

The protest was held last Friday against the leasing out of Mattala International Airport to India.

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