The magistrate ordered police to arrest the suspect irrespective of his social status, after lawyer D.G.P. Karunaratne, who represents the complainants in the case, informed the court that police were reluctant to arrest him as he appears as a VIP in society.
The journalist is accused of giving a fake document to two scrap iron dealers to obtain the scrap iron consignment from SLT.
The two have told police in a complaint that they had given Rs. 1.5 million to Radaliyagoda for the document.
The chief warehouse officer of SLT has complained that his signature had been forged into the fake document