Saturday, 13 August 2016 - 13:34
Youth in hospital after allegedly assaulted by State Minister Range Bandara
A youth has admitted himself to the hospital charging that State Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Palitha Range Bandara had assaulted him.
Expressing his views to our news team, he noted that he was assaulted at Pottukulam area in Pallama, Puttalam.
The 22 year old youth, Thusitha Madhushan, further noted that the State Minister assaulted him while he was returning home after attending a funeral last night.
He also noted that he was taken to the Pallama Police in the State Minister’s vehicle and was handed over to the police.
When our news team inquired from Pallama Police regarding the matter, a senior officer confirmed that the relevant Minister handed over the youth to the police.
Our news team also contacted State Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Palitha Range Bandara and inquired regarding the incident.
However, he noted that he did not assault the relevant youth.
Pallama Police noted that an investigation is currently underway concerning the incident.