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* Sri Lankan Deputy Minister claims the cop staged attack to seek political asylum in US
Mon, Jun 9, 2014, 08:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Deputy Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Hemal Gunasekara rejected the allegations against him over assaulting a police constable who issued a spot fine to the driver of the Deputy Minister's vehicle for speeding on the Southern Expressway.

The Deputy Minister held a special press conference in Colombo today to speak of his innocence.

He said that the police officer behaved in a very arrogant manner when the incident took place at the Kottawa exit on the expressway.

The 34-year-old Police Constable Suminda Saman, who was transferred after this incident, was attacked by an unknown gang of four men and his Tata Nano car was set fire near a rubber plantation in Dodamgoda area of Kalutara on May 30 when he was driving for work.

The Deputy Minister showed documents obtained from a finance company to prove that the officer's leased vehicle had five months' arrears of installments.

The Deputy Minister further accused that the police constable staged the attacked to seek political asylum in the United States. He said that the police constable's elder brother who was a Sub Inspector of the Special Task Force also migrated to US in a similar way.

The police have deployed three teams to investigate the attack and to ascertain whether there is any connection between the traffic violation and the attack. However, no arrests of the attackers were made yet.

Minister Gunasekara emphasized that he would prove he was innocent. He said he had volunteered to give statements to police without using parliamentary privileges.

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