Karuwalagaswewa PS Chairman Neel Weerasinghe was arrested this morning in connection with an assault on a field officer attached to the Puttalam Irrigation Engineering Office.
The victim Supun Dissanayake stated in his complaint that the drunkard PS chairman accompanied another person and attacked him when he reached the Tabbowa reservoir to release water.
Karuwalagaswewa police said that Dissanayake is currently receiving treatment at the Puttalam hospital.
Neel Weerasinghe was arrested on several previous occasions in connection with assault incidents.
A high ranking officers of the Karuwalagaswewa police said that his police station alone has received 3 complaints against Weerasinghe.
The suspect will be produced before the Puttalam Magistrate today.