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* Opposition Sri Lankan legislator accused of assault
Mon, Jan 27, 2014, 12:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 27, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) party has been accused of assaulting a driver of a medical officer.

The alleged victim has lodged a complaint at Narahenpita Police Sunday against the UNP MP Harsha De Silva charging that the MP assaulted him over a land dispute in Longden Place in Colombo.

He had complained to the police that the MP hit him on the head when he and his employer were clearing a land belonged to his employer. The MP allegedly has questioned the driver regarding the clearing of the property and a dispute has risen during which the MP had hit the driver with his hand.

The driver had admitted himself to the hospital after lodging the complaint at the police.

MP de Silva however has denied the driver's account of hitting him but has admitted that there was an exchange of words.

Narahenpita Police are conducting an investigation into the incident.

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