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* Sri Lankan police officer who clashed with Deputy Minister resigns
Wed, Jul 2, 2014, 09:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 02, Colombo: A Sri Lankan police constable who gained media attention due to a clash with Deputy Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Hemal Gunasekara told media that he had submitted his resignation to the IGP today.

The 34-year-old Police Constable Suminda Saman, a father of three and a resident of Dodangoda of Kalutara district, said he submitted his resignation considering the safety of himself and his family.

However, he said that he expects the justice to be delivered to him by the Police Department.

The traffic policeman who worked on the Southern Expressway lodged a complaint on June 16 at the Human Rights Commission against Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekara for obstructing his duty at the Kottawa interchange of the Southern Expressway.

The cop issued a spot fine to the driver of the Deputy Minister for speeding on the expressway.

A heated argument ensued after issuing the spot fine and both the Deputy Minister and the police officer complained to the authorities against each other.

Following the incident the police officer was immediately transferred to another interchange on the expressway. Two weeks later on May 30 he was attacked by an unknown gang and his vehicle was set on fire.

The Deputy Minister denied the accusation against him over the attack.

The investigations regarding the Minister's alleged obstruction of duty led to discover that he was using a vehicle which bore a false number. Police had now sought advice of the Attorney General to file charges against that offense.

However, no arrests have been made yet on the attack on the police officer.

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