Eastern Province Provincial Councillor Priyantha Pathirana who was assaulted in the Andankulam area in Trincomalee last night continues to receive treatment at the Colombo National Hospital as he remains in a critical state.
According to police a verbal feud which had broken out between Eastern Province Provincial Councillor Priyantha Pathirana & the son of its Chairwoman
Ariyawathie Galapaththi had subsequently transcended into a trading of fists.
Eastern provincial Councillor W. Weerasinghe expressing his views to our news team expressed the following views in this regard.
However the suspect assailant also continues to receive treatment at the Trincomalee hospital.
Chairwoman of the Eastern Provincial Council, Ariyawathie Galapaththi expressing her views with concern to the attack launched on her son stated that he had been assaulted in order to intimidate him & prevent him from taking on politics as a career.
However no suspects have been placed under arrest with regards to this altercation.