Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

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* Assault charges against Sri Lanka opposition legislator withdrawn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 Harsha de Silva announced that the complaint against him over assault had been withdrawn by the plaintiff.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
Several trade unions to launch strikes demanding relief from budget
-- [6 hours ago]
Chulananda Perera appointed as Director General of Customs
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM says cabinet will be dissolved if budget fails in parliament
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka exports agency facilitates link with three new markets for apparel exporters
-- [7 hours ago]
Owl and the Pussycat Sri Lanka to open on December 15
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch special court early next year to probe war crimes
-- [8 hours ago]
Prime Minister appoints five committees to review budget relief measures
-- [9 hours ago]
Russia to comprehensively expand bilateral relations with Sri Lanka
Prime Minister assures not to merge EPF and ETF private sector retirement funds
Sri Lanka discusses implementation of Saemaul Undong program to develop rural community

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.