Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando fled to Hambantota when the police arrived at the Bambalapitiya residence to arrest him for assaulting two persons over a land in Bambalapitiya.
The complaint filed by the victims state that they were attacked by the drunk Mayor and he later handed over Rs. 2,000 each to them as well as his private security detail along with a visiting card.
Further investigations are underway by the Bambalapitiya police to arrest the Mayor. It is being questioned as to how the Mayor fled to Hambantota in the face of travelling restrictions in place at present. He is said to be in hiding at the moment.