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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 12:54
Maintenance Manager of Water Supply and Drainage Board in Galle assaulted
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The Maintenance Manager attached to the provincial headquarters of the Water Supply and Drainage Board in Galle, I.D. Wijesiri was abducted and assaulted by an unknown group last night.

Police said the manager was abducted in Galle township whilst he was on his way home.

He was abducted, assaulted and then abandoned at Narawala in Poddala.

The victim is receiving treatment at Karapitiya Teaching hospital’s Intensive care unit.

Meanwhile, employees attached to the Water Supply and Drainage Board in the Galle district have launched a strike this morning demanding the immediate arrest of the suspects.

Chairman of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya of the Water Supply and Drainage Board, G.L. Premasiri said functions of the board including payment of bills and maintenance have been crippled due to the strike.

Meanwhile, a senior officer of Galle Police told our news team that investigations have been launched to arrest the suspects.

He also said the investigations will be focused to ascertain whether this incident has any connection to the ongoing strike by Engineering Diploma holders of the Water Supply and Drainage Board.

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