Former Deputy Minister and former Gampaha District Parliamentarian Pandu Bandaranaike has been arrested by the Special Task Force in Ampara today.
That was when he was preparing to sell 03 ivory pearls for 100 rupees. 10 million.
Pandu Bandaranaike had left for Ampara in a luxury jeep with a group of five. Among them was a woman.
The pearls were in the woman’s luggage. Pandu Bandaranaike was also in possession of a firearm. It has been revealed that he had obtained it from the government while he was a Member of Parliament.
Police are investigating whether its license has been renewed.