Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Assault charges against Sri Lanka opposition legislator withdrawn
Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 01:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party (UNP) legislator Dr. Harsha de Silva announced that the complaint against him over assault had been withdrawn by the plaintiff.

He said the plaintiff had to withdraw the complaint since his conscience appealed him and there was an attempt to sling mud on his image based on this incident.

A driver of a medical doctor lodged a complaint at Narahenpita Police Sunday against the UNP MP charging that the MP assaulted him over a land dispute in Longden Place in Colombo.

The plaintiff said that the MP hit him as he was cleaning a garden adjacent to a property of the MP in Colombo.

The alleged victim had admitted himself to the hospital after lodging the complaint.

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

He said in a statement that despite considerable pressure the conscience of the accuser could not be bought and the truth had finally prevailed.

The legislator said the whole incident was a "calculated attempt" to discredit him.

"This incident only strengthens my resolve to fight for the economic and political rights of the people. I assure all Sri Lankans that I will continue to do battle with this corrupt and immoral regime while adhering to the principles of non-violence, honesty and intellectual integrity," the MP said.

** Related Story :: Opposition Sri Lankan legislator accused of assault

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Defense Ministry to acquire Lanka Cement factory premises in Kankasanthurai
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to invite foreign election monitors, but not UN monitors
-- [8 hours ago]
Japan Airlines and SriLankan Airlines launch codeshare cooperation
-- [9 hours ago]
Common candidate and opposition leader to discuss Presidential election tomorrow
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President arrives in Nepal for SAARC Summit, visits Lumbini
Sri Lanka government minister asks people to tie opposition Presidential candidate's supporters to a tree and assault
Sri Lanka court denies bail to minister's son and six others over night club brawl
Sri Lankan President arrives in Nepal for SAARC Summit
Sri Lanka business chamber presents seminar on 'Doing Business with China' tomorrow
Lords of British parliament discuss EU court's delisting of LTTE and Sri Lanka's presidential elections

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.