The Sri Lanka Navy expressed its displeasure towards Eastern Provincial Council Chief Minister Ahamad Nazeer’s reprimanding the commanding officer of the Sampur Camp, Captain Ranjith Premarathna during an event held at a school in Trincomalee.
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne stated that he will take action today to hand over a report to the Defence Secretary Karunasena Hetti Arachchi.
The incident occurred during a prize giving ceremony held last Friday at the Sampur Maha Vidyalaya in Trincomalee.
Eastern Provincial Governor Austin Fernando who was also a former Defence Secretary and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap were also at the event.
Eastern Province Chief Minister allegedly struck the face of a student who participated in the Prize-giving due to the Chief Minister’s enraged behaviour.