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Kalagedihena Defender incident: Math tutor, seven others remanded

Celebrity mathematics tutor and presidential hopeful Dinesh Nuwan Amaratunga and seven other individuals arrested in connection with the Kalagedihena VIP motor vehicle incident have been remanded by the Aththanagalla Magistrate Court till 29 July.

Police told RepublicNext that the tutor, a frequent guest on a popular TV programme, had surrendered to the court this morning (22).

Video footage of a squad of men in white shirts, reported to be Amaratunga’s bodyguards, went viral last week. The men, alighting from a Defender were seen assaulting the occupants of a van the Defender had blocked. The video was picked up by mainstream broadcast media, generating much controversy.

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