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10 February 2012 03:30 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A private bus driver who had allegedly assaulted an American national and his driver was remanded till February 24 by the Dambulla Magistrate Sanath Morawaka today.
The remanded was M.M. Chaminda Udaya Sampath, a bus driver working on the Colombo-Polonnaruwa route.
When the Polonnaruwa bound bus driven by the suspect collided with a vehicle moving towards Sigiriya, the bus driver started assaulting the other driver by dragging him out of the vehicle. He had also assaulted the American national who had supposedly tried to stop the fight, the police said.
The police had rushed to the incident, taken the bus driver into custody and produced him in court.
The police also recorded the statement from the American national.
Further investigations are being conducted. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)

  Comments - 2

  • gamage Saturday, 11 February 2012 04:13 AM

    the tourist was not killed or it would be like the tangalle case as many sri lankans are foubd with firearms so this have to be control not to fight like this if they have heavy penalties

    Kanage Saturday, 11 February 2012 04:46 AM

    what a democratic justice delivered instantly!

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