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::

* Sri Lankan MP wanted for attacking a public official absconding
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 03:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana says that the Kurunegala district MP Nimal Nilwala Wijesinghe who is wanted for assaulting a Village Officer (Grama Niladhari) is absconding.

The Police had conducted a search in his residence but the suspect has already fled the area, the police media spokesman said.

The MP is charged with assaulting Ananda Wimalasiri, the Grama Niladhari in-charge-of the Kurunegala-Ambakote 617 division. The official was assaulted on Saturday (July 19) after he had reportedly attempted to prevent a group of MP's supporters illegally felling trees within the Ambakote Grama Niladhari Division. Wimalasiri, who was brutally assaulted by the MP and admitted to the Kurunegala Hospital is still receiving treatment.

The fellow Village Officers of the Divisional Secretariat of the victimized Village Officer held a demonstration today.

Sri Lanka Village Officers' Association held a press conference today to protest the MP's assault and demanded the police to arrest the ruling party MP and conduct an impartial investigation.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Health Minister gives firm instructions on nurses' transfers
-- [28 minutes ago]
Main suspect in the Nallur shooting surrenders to police
-- [55 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests three Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [1 hour and 11 minutes ago]
Cooler credit growth forecast for Sri Lanka's banks
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister discusses national security, human rights with defense officials
GMOA to launch strike tomorrow on eight demands
Preventing arrest of Ryan Jayalath is obstruction of police duties - Magistrate
Sri Lankan President inaugurates Asia Pacific Telecommunications Forum
Sri Lanka petroleum workers to strike from midnight today, long lines at filling stations
Three-year plan to develop Trincomalee Harbor

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.