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* UNP MP Chaminda Wijesiri surrenders to court over assault on PNB officer
Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 12:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: Badulla District United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Chaminda Wijesiri who is alleged to have assaulted a police constable has surrendered to the Bandarawela Court through his lawyer today (13).

The Bandarawela Police had launched an operation to arrest MP Wijesiri in suspicion of assaulting a police constable attached to the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) in front of the Bandarawela Post Office.

According to local media reports, the victim, who was driving the vehicle of the DIG of PNB, had been assaulted when he overtook the MP's vehicle in the Bandarawela Town. The DIG had come to Bandarawela on an official assignment.

The injured constable had been admitted to the Bandarawela hospital for treatment.

The MP however has failed to present himself to the law enforcement authorities after the assault and the police were looking for him.


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