Police investigating assault on Malaka

2013-07-30 14:37:21

Police Headquarters noted that there is an ongoing investigation on the assault on Malaka Silva- son of Minister Mervyn Silva by twelve men even there is no complaint lodged by their party.

The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) and the Cinnamon Garden police are investigating into the attack on Malaka.

“When we receive ‘first hand information’ we go to the scene soon as possible and start our investigations,” police spokesman Buddhika Siriwardena said.

“That is what the police will do. But when we have received first information from public even there is no complaint we start our investigations,” he said.

“We still do not know the people who are involved in this,” SP Siriwardena added.

Investigators have recorded statements from the eyewitnesses and now in the process of examining the CCTV camera footages as well.

However in the aftermath of the incident Minister Silva told the media that he will resolve the case in his own way.

The police emergency received a 119 call from an eyewitness to the incident which took place on Monday evening. He got admitted to the Nawaloka Hospital. He had a tiny cut near his right eye due to the brawl.

Minister Mervyn Silva charged that the 12 men had attempted to abduct his son and he does not know why they did that.(Supun Dias)

  Comments - 25

  • Premalal Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:02

    With such an efficient police service I don't know why so many people like those from Deraniyagala complain?

    Reply : 4       36

    Vijay Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:03

    is it case of Malaka assaulting himself!

    Reply : 3       47

    Namal Perera Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:19

    Why waste time and money? In this corrupt, lawless Banana Republic we strongly believe he assaulted himself.

    Reply : 3       42

    boraluwa Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:24

    Sounds increasingly like a staged drama when 12 army men only leave a tiny cut. Wonder why police don't investigate other crimes when victims don't press charges. Did they ever check CCTV footage when Malaka assaulted the army major?

    Reply : 2       49

    Ranjo Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:44

    Huh! They hit him with water bottle.... and we have a big case in hand. Land like no other!!!

    Reply : 1       5

    Lion King Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:42

    Haven't we heard the usual excuse before, that the police haven't received a complaint to start an investigation? In Sri Lanka it seems the law applies differently to different people?

    Reply : 2       37

    Ravi John Tuesday, 30 July 2013 19:13

    Why Police investigation ? Its a simple case Malaka hit and stab himself case closed why waste time ivestigating this DRAMA

    Reply : 2       27

    Dot Tuesday, 30 July 2013 20:11

    Oh dear a very un SriLankan Father who did not rush to the scene of the accident , nor to the hospital .more so a Minister of the State . . Are we changing that fast ? Only the public were worried and may be the Odel Workers .... Poor Boy indeed so much alone !

    Reply : 3       13

    Appuhamy Tuesday, 30 July 2013 21:32

    When you live by violence, you face violence! Its this brat's turn to face violence now!

    Reply : 2       30

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 31 July 2013 01:36

    What if malaka's victims also took the law into their own hands?

    Reply : 2       21

    Sujee Tuesday, 30 July 2013 21:49

    Other times, Police say they can not investigate without a complaint. What policy that?

    Reply : 2       34

    Kudda Tuesday, 30 July 2013 23:24

    a failed cownap attempt

    Reply : 2       13

    Justice seeker Tuesday, 30 July 2013 23:49

    Why waster public money if no one has complained ??

    Reply : 2       22

    Sri 4 ever Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

    it seems like very good drama political director..unedited yet via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       27

    GonAliya Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:32

    Abducted to see whether there is a brain just in case

    Reply : 2       27

    Leonard Wednesday, 31 July 2013 01:26

    If an ordinary citizen gets assaulted and no complaint is made, will the police investigate ? I seriously doubt it.

    Reply : 2       22

    Cobra Wednesday, 31 July 2013 01:26

    They are probably investigating their own handy work!!!

    Reply : 2       18

    david Wednesday, 31 July 2013 01:54


    Reply : 1       24

    Sonali de Silva Wednesday, 31 July 2013 02:00

    Funny, people don't try to abduct our children. His son must be very valuable.

    Reply : 2       17

    Ajantha Wednesday, 31 July 2013 02:02

    12 men assaulted him. The incident was said to happen in a flash. Still the victim could count the number of people involved. LOL.

    Reply : 2       28

    ANTON Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:13


    Reply : 1       1

    nihal Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:34

    police## why you waste your time and our money one this unnecessary thing. go and do a proper impartial inquiry on Noori incident.

    Reply : 1       5

    NPJ Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:57

    escaping from 12 make him a instant hero. like father like son.

    Reply : 1       1

    wicky Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:19

    See, How good Srilankan police working for politicians. hik..hik...

    Reply : 1       1

    Kalu Banda Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:57

    The Police should not waste their time. The Papa boy has undertaken the investigation

    Reply : 1       2

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