May 04, 2018

Kuliyapitiya politician sought over assaulting schoolboy

A student of the Maliyadeva College, Kurunegela, who is also a member of the school cricket team has been brutally assaulted.

The incident had taken place at the Tissa Mawatha near the Kuliyapitiya bus halt.

According to reports, a group led by a SLFP candidate who had lost at the recent LG polls had  assaulted the boy.

The incident had been recorded in CCTV cameras in the area, which show footage of the boy being assaulted using a helmet and a shovel.

The boy had been discharged after receiving treatment from the Kurunegala Base Hospital.

A 16-year old said to have been involved has been arrested and further investigations are underway to arrest the assaulters including the SLFP candidate, who has been named as the chief suspect.