Mahason Balakaya leader Amith Weerasinghe taken into custody

Amith Weerasinghe had instigated attacks on Muslims in parts of Kandy last year.He had also attempted to stage a protest in Kandy on Saturday but a court order was issued against the protest. Mahason Balakaya leader Amith Weerasinghe was taken into custody by the Police today.The Police said that he was arrested over an incident reported from Theldeniya. Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Nawa Sinhale, Dan Priyasad was also arrested today.He was arrested after he surrendered to the Police. Dan Priyasad was also wanted over the recent violence. (Colombo Gazette)