Son of Minister Mervin Silva, Malaka Silva has been admitted to the Nawaloka Hospital, after he was reportedly assaulted after a clash in the car park of Odel, a leading shopping mall in Town Hall
According to reports Silva had received several blows to his head. He is currently being treated at the Intensive Care Unit of the Nawaloka Hospital.
The police emergency has received a 119 call from an eyewitness to the incident after which the police had rushed to the scene. According to eyewitnesses, Malaka had received several blows to his head.
He had got admitted to the Nawaloka Hospital shortly afterwards. Several senior police officers came to the scene following the incident but the two parties had vacated the scene by that time.
There is heavy police presence around the Odel car park with senior Police officials restricting media personel from taking photographs of the place of the incident.
Initial reports said that a gang in a Defender jeep had attacked Silva.
Reports suggest that Silva had not suffered serious injuries during the brawl, and had a minor cut near his right eye. (Supun Dias, Darshana Sanjeewa and Sanath Desmond)
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