June 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police are to seek the Attorney General's advice to take legal action against a Deputy Minister for using a vehicle that had a fake number.
The Police conducting an investigation regarding an attack against a police officer who is on duty in the Southern Expressway had learnt that the speeding vehicle of the Deputy Minister had a forged vehicle number plate.
Deputy Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Hemal Gunasekara is accused of attacking the policeman several days after the policeman delivered a spot fine to the driver of the vehicle carrying the Deputy Minister.
However, the investigations regarding the incident has taken a new turn with the revelation that the number the vehicle was bearing was fake.
The number plate of the vehicle had a garage number which had not been issued by the Motor Traffic Department.