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Saturday, 04 August 2012 - 19:21
Central Province Health Minister under arrest
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Central Province health minister Sunil Amaratunga was arrested this afternoon for physically assaulting a doctor and verbally abusing the Provincial Health Directress.

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana stated that the Kandy police had received a complaint stating that the minister had verbally abused Provincial Health Directress Shanthini Samarasinghe and had physically assaulted Social Health Specialist Dr. Sapumal Danapala.

Accordingly the provincial minister had presented himself at the Kandy police station where he was subsequently arrested.

According to our news correspondent the provincial minister presented him self before the Kandy Magistrate Courts this afternoon and was remanded till the 6th of this month.

The central province chief minister Sarath Ekanayaka stated that the central province governor has appointed a 3 member committee to look into the incident.

All the doctors of the central province carried out a token strike in protest of the minister's actions.

The GMOA stated that this trade union action has been concluded this afternoon.

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