TMVP Provincial Council member P.Prasantha was arrested by the Kaththankudi police earlier this morning for allegedly assaulting the Ariyapathi Divisional Secretary, TMVP spokesperson Azad Mowlana said. The Divisional Secretary has lodged a complaint against the Provincial Council member.
A tense situation in Batticaloa has prevailed after the incident.
Earlier the week Prashanthan staged a protest against the Divisional Secretary calling for his arrest. The protest was attended by a number of families affected by the floods in the area- alleging that the Divisional Secretary had misused the flood relief provided by the Government.
However Batticaloa SSP I.M Karunaratne said that he is yet to be arrested and an arrest warrant has being issued by the Batticaloa Magistrate.
Comments - 8
Kane Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:34 AM
there should be no more violence by any party in Sri Lanka.
Baa Boo Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:41 AM
I think DS also need to be arrested
haleem Thursday, 20 January 2011 07:01 AM
Is it TMVP style politics?
Lordbudhasl Thursday, 20 January 2011 07:51 AM
zorro Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:06 AM
but Dr. Mervyn Silva was released after proved assault (of course party internal inquiry) at civil servants?
Leslie Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:55 AM
If Government Party MPs could do so and get away with it, why cannot I!
Hush Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:59 AM
well, this idiot too will most probably get re elected!
Whilst he can protest the DS misusing flood relief, he has no right to assault the guy. our people will most probably see this assault as an act if heroism and vote him in again!
victoria Friday, 21 January 2011 02:01 AM
well after all he is a learned doctor ??
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