The Colombo Magistrate yesterday remanded two persons till August 3 for allegedly blocking the way of the vehicle of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa last week.
The two suspects, a lorry driver and his assistant from Haputale who were arrested for allegedly blocking the convoy carrying Mrs. Rajapaksa at Thunmulla were produced by Cinnamon Gardens police.
Sendan Wijekumar and Ramaiya Surendran were arrested by the Presidential Security Division (PSD) and were handed over to the police. The bomb squad carried out a thorough search on the lorry and released it to its registered owner. Police said investigations were being conducted to ascertain whether the road was blocked to carry out any crime and asked that the suspects be remanded. Additional Magistrate Kavindra Nanayakkara postponed the case for August 3.