Soldier arrested for assaulting Policeman

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Warakapola Police said that an Army Lieutenant who had been posted for duty at the Dummaladeniya IOC fuel station in Warakapola had been arrested on charges of assaulting a Police Sergeant during the night of 22 June. The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Lieutenant Rashmika Galhena who is attached to the Kurunegala Boyagane Wijeyaba Regiment and a resident of Ratnapura.

Police said a personal feud between the Army Lieutenant and the Police Sergeant had led to the assault and the latter has been admitted to the Warakapola Hospital for treatment. The Police officer has been identified as 41-year-old W. Asanka Kumara Weerasinghe who is attached to the Traffic Unit of the Warakapola Police and a resident of Rambukkana. The suspect was due to be produced before the Warakapola, Thulhiriya Magistrate’s Court yesterday (23).

By Chaminda Jayalath – Damunukola