UNP MP wanted for assaulting PNB officer evading arrest

Driver arrested


By Norman Palihawadana

The police are looking for UNP Badulla District MP Chaminda Wijesiri to arrest him for assaulting Dilshan Sivarasa, a police constable attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), in the Bandarawela police area.

The Police have arrested R.M. Bandula Rathnayake, Wijesiri’s driver, who had got himself admitted to Diyathalawa base hospital. The policeman who came under assault is a security officer of DIG Sajeewa Medawatte, attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau.

Sources said that the UNPer went berserk after the victim, in a senior police officer’s car, had overtaken the MP’s vehicle. Sources said that the constable had been admitted to the Bandarawela hospital for treatment.

At the time this edition went to press the MP had not surrendered to police and law enforcement authorities were looking for him.

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