Workers attached to 16 Divisional Secretariats in the Puttalam district withdrew from work today and staged protests against the assault on the Puttalam Divisional Secretary and his driver.
Our area correspondents reported that the Divisional Secretaries of the 16 Divisional Secretariats had joined the protests.
The protesters, wearing black belts and carrying black flags started the march from the Puttalam Divisional Secretariat premises and walked to Puttalam town.
Puttalam Divisional Secretary M.R.M. Malik and his driver were assaulted yesterday when the Divisional Secretary went on a fact finding mission where a person was killed by a wild elephant at Kalladi junction on the Puttalam Kurunegala road.
After the protest held in Puttalam town today, Puttalam Additional District Secretary J.L.M.C. Bandara had this to say.
During another protest at Arachchikattuwa, Divisional Secretary of Arachchikattuwa H.S.S. Lusena had this to say.
No suspect has been arrested so far in connection with the assault on the Puttalam Divisional Secretary and his driver.
The Puttalam Divisional Secretary who admitted to hospital after the assault is still receiving treatment at the Puttalam hospital.
When our news team contacted a senior police officer in the area, he said that the suspects in this assault incident have been identified.
He also said that several police teams are investigating to arrest the suspects.
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