Assailants UPFA supporters out to implicate him - Berty
Attack on doctor:September 2, 2012, 10:16 pm
By Norman Palihawadana
Former Chief Minister of the North-Central Province Berty Premalal Dissanayake yesterday admitted that those who brutally assaulted Dr Chamila Herath, causing serious injuries to him, were UPFA supporters. He however denied that they were his loyalists though they were wearing his campaign T-shirts.
Dissanayake said that the assailants had assaulted the doctor, around midnight last Thursday at Dahaiyagama, at the instigation of other UPFA candidates to implicate him as there was a tussle for preferential votes.
Claiming that the victim doctor was an SLFPer, the former Chief Minister, condemned the attack.
"The doctor had an argument with a group of men who were decorating the road at Dahaiyagama, he went past the area and came back," he said.
Dissanayake said that after he had requested the IGP to expedite the investigations, three suspects had been arrested and remanded.
Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital Director Dr. W. Atapattu told The Island last Friday that Dr. Herath had been to the Anuradhapura town to have his dinner and the attack had taken place, while he was returning to the hospital.
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