Sunday, 08 June 2014 - 19:11
Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekara ready to prove his innocence
Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekara stated that he will reveal to the country the truth regarding the allegations levelled at him for assaulting and setting ablaze the vehicle of a constable attached to the Expressway Police Division.
He made this statement participating at a ceremony held in Mathara today.
Attacking a police constable and burning his vehicle in a rubber estate close to the Southern Expressway at Bombuwala in Dodamgoda in Kalutara was reported on the 30th May.
A four-member gang that had come in a cab had thus attacked police constable Suminda Saman, a 34 – year old father of three, attached to the Expressway Police Division.
While subsequently the victimized police constable made a statement to the police, the statement charged that a deputy Minister carried out the attack.
The statement said that the issuance of a form for a fine to the deputy minister concerned at the Southern Expressway on a previous day might have been the reason for the attack.
A form for a fine had been thus issued to Cooperative and Internal Trade Deputy Minister Hemaal Gunasekara at the Kottaawa entrance to the Southern Expressway.