Jan 12, 2018

Son of man who made teacher kneel, arrested over assault Featured

The son of Anamaduwa electorate SLFP Chief Organiser, Ananda Sarath Kumara and another youth arrested in connection with assaulting another youth in the Nawagaththegama town, was ordered to be released on Rs. 200,000 personal surety each by the Anamaduwa Magistrate Janani S. Wijetunge.

The two persons released on bail were Ayesh Chanaka Kumara and Tharanga Madhushanka, both residents of Nawagaththegama.

On January 10, the two suspects had assaulted Vidyapathi Muththalage Buddhika Shalika Bandara Subasinghe a 19-year-old resident of Nawagaththegama near the Nawagaththegama fuel station.

Subsequent to the attack, he had been admitted to the Nawagaththegama Provincial hospital, but had later voluntarily discharged himself and got admitted to the Kurunegala Teaching hospital.

According to police the reason for the attack is believed to be a personal dispute between the three youth involved in the incident.

On a prior occasion, the father of one of the arrested you, had been involved in an incident where he had made a teacher kneel down as punishment, which created a huge uproar.

Further investigations are being carried out by the Nawagaththegama Police under the supervision of its OIC Chief Inspector Navin Indrajith Dayananda.