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* Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Chief Minister accused of assaulting a man
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 08:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 22, Colombo: Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Prasanna Ranatunga is accused of attacking an individual and injuirng him.

The victim, who is receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital for injuries allegedly suffered during the assault, has complained to the police that the Chief Minister and a group of his supporters assaulted him with a cricket bat on a dispute over a king coconut tree.

Chief Minister Ranatunga is the brother of former World Cup winning Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga and himself a cricketer.

The incident took place around 4 p.m. yesterday as complained by the victim, G. W. Piyasena of Melwatta in Rajagiriya.

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that an investigation is underway regarding the incident and a statement has been recorded from the victim.

The media secretary of the Chief Minister Anura Pradeep Kumara said that the complaint was false and the Chief Minister had been in his office at the time the victim mentioned in his complaint.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister's brother, MP Ruwan Ranatunga has lodged a complaint in the Welikada police charging Piyasena, who lives next door to the MP, that the latter had threatened him with a knife using abusive language, Hiru FM reported.

The police are investigating both complaints.

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