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* Incident involving son blown out of proportion to hurt his chances of becoming PM, Sri Lankan minister says
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 12:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 27, Colombo: Health Minister of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, whose son was recently accused of assaulting the son of a senior police officer, says the incident has been blown out of proportion to obstruct his chances at becoming the Prime Minister.

Sirisena has been quoted in the local media saying that some people who do not like to see him become the Prime Minister are making a fuss over the incident involving his son.

He has described the incident as a trivial one.

The Minister has noted that the son of Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravi Vidyalankara, who was assaulted by his son, had undergone surgery on his shoulder several months ago.

"Pictures taken of him at the time are now being published in the media to give the impression that his hand is injured during the incident," Sirisena has said.

According to the Minister, it is an act construed by his enemies to discredit him.

He has added that he was also at the hotel where the incident had taken place and the DIG's son at the time had said that it was a minor matter.

However the Minister has said that he wants a thorough investigation and justice for both parties.

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