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The condition of the son of DIG Ravi Waidyalankara, Asela Waidyalankara is currently reported to be stable and he is undergoing treatment at a leading private hospital in Colombo.

Asela Waidyalankara, son of DIG Ravi Waidyalankara speaking to Daily Mirror said two Police officers in uniform who were on duty and had intervened during the assault were also allegedly assaulted by the gang which comprised the son of Minister Maithripala Sirisena.

Police sources in Kalkudah confirmed that two Police officers who were on duty at the beach in uniform were assaulted.

Leading Criminal Lawyers speaking to Daily Mirror said the Criminal Procedure Code and the Penal Code was very clear that the above did not conform to offences bailable by the Police and the suspects must be produced before a Magistrate.

The gang of 13 which included the son of the Minister had been released on Sunday night on Police bail without being produced before a Magistrate.

Refuting allegations of prompting the assault, Asela said he was currently nursing a shoulder injury and would had never got involved in an altercation
“Any ordinary person would know that they can’t take on 15 men. I’m nursing a shoulder injury and would never have gotten into an altercation. It’s irrational to even think of fighting 15 men alone,” he said.

“While they were assaulting me, there were two Police officers on duty close by, I ran to them and urged them to help me and they shielded me and in the process they were also assaulted,” Asela Waidyalankara said.

Speaking further in his hospital bed, the soft spoken telecom executive said that he urged the gang not to take lewd photographs with his wife in the background which prompted the brutal assault.

“I just came from a boat ride and went to the room to keep our belongings. As I was coming back I noticed about 15 people standing there, all of them were drunk and one person had removed his swimming trunk and displayed himself to my wife with another guy taking pictures. I’m also an amateur photographer and I knew what they were doing,” he said.

Speaking further, Waidyalankara said that, the gang had then surrounded him and his wife who had rushed to his help was also assaulted.
“I was with my family and didn’t want any altercation so I went up to them and told them very politely.

These are the exact words I used “Machang you took some pictures of my wife if you can show them to me and delete them, you’re here to have a good time and I’m here to have a good time, let’s not spoil it”.

Then a few more people started surrounding me and hurling abuses at me. I was shoved and at that point they started assaulting me, my wife who came to save me also was assaulted,” a shaken Waidyalankara said.

Eyewitness earlier confirmed to Daily Mirror that the gang had been heavily intoxicated and were acting in a lewd and obstructing manner
The victim was then admitted to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital and was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit. Sources said there was severe political pressure on the Hospital to release the victim.

He was later transferred to a leading hospital in Colombo.

Sources meanwhile alleged that Minister Maithripala Sirisena escorted the gang including his son to the Chavakachcheri Hospital where the Judicial Medical Officer had stated issued a certificate to the effect that the group had not been under the Influence of Liquor.

Eyewitnesses to the incident speaking to the Daily Mirror said that the group was under the influence of liquor and this was also confirmed by the resort in which the two groups had been staying at. (By Hafeel Farisz and Darshana Sanjeewa)

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'Any rational man would never take on 15 drunk men'- Asela speaks of ordeal

  Comments - 108

  • Sapumal Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:51 AM

    God know best which we hardly think,y he didn't get the pm now god has proved he failed at home can I make him the pm for ur lovely country?

    unchikun Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:58 AM

    Mathata Titata , the Mahinda Chinthanaya way. Sad but this type of behavior is not even seen in slums .

    Rana Raala Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:59 AM

    "Judicial Medical Officer had stated issued a certificate to the effect that the group had not been under the Influence of Liquor". On what you are standing MINISTER? You & Mervin are in same boat.

    Dulan de Silva Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:56 AM

    What a sad country we are living in

    kiki Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:02 AM

    The kingmakers can do any thing and getaway, as this is the wonder of Asia

    Tom Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:02 AM

    God bless the ordinary sri lankans!

    mancini Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:03 AM

    Shameless animals !!

    PRASANNAJIT Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:05 AM

    Father's name is Maithree. Son's name is Daham.

    neil john Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:02 AM

    Go to Geneva and complaint. No use here.This is a sorry state of affairs.

    EAGER Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:07 AM

    Eager to read Dr . Silva's comment over this incident as Mr. Gamrala was perching to Dr. when Dr.son did the same behavior !!

    purepankan Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:04 AM

    Back in the day we used to fear bombs, now we fear ministers sons...

    echo Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    no man is safe from these hooligans and thugs who call themselves the first citizens of Sri Lanka. Maalu Maalu is a popular resort and any foreigner holidaying there would take fond memories to boost our tourism. over to you Sanath, our ambassador of tourism! a video clip of this incident would make headlines, especially with our Hon. Minister of health as a co-producer via DM Android App

    klk Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:05 AM

    what a shame to the grama sevakas?

    unchikun Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:11 AM

    Both parties deserve what they got. They are from the same bunch of rotten fruit, I am referring to the fathers.

    Wedda Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:07 AM

    Valid statement, if this remains as it is and if not Asela Waidyalankara says machang we had fight for a fun

    Ekanayake Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:12 AM

    This is pathetic … Law and order is not in this country any more

    king of wanathey Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:09 AM

    A Country where people forget everything in 2 weeks and vote for this corrupt regime again. just a passing cloud

    Dham Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:13 AM

    Praba natida pus pataw rajawela, just think DIG's son assaulted like this what happen to the ordinary people. We need mentally be Miracle of Asia rather.

    lovesri Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:14 AM

    Get well soon man and tel it was a joke

    tarinda Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:12 AM

    A land like no other.... LOL

    Ishahan Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:20 AM

    hope the story not like the major

    Trevin Mendis Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:20 AM

    How could a boy of 20s attacked this married guy whose around 27? How could he ever do it? The son of the useless minister should be punished.

    Trevin Mendis Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:27 AM

    May be his father took photos of him naked, while mom was behind and showed to others. That's why he's doing like this. Nothing wrong with the son.

    Kodituwakkuarachchi Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:29 AM

    Make these VIP naughty boys at least foot their medical bills.

    Sampath Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:24 AM

    The more we hear about these type of incidents, the more we get disgusted about the Banana Republic. It is a very sorry state of affairs where politicians and their goons operate.

    Apsara Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:29 AM

    Hope our PR minister would come up with his strategies to resolve these kind of acts in future.

    No Drog Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:35 AM

    please back pillai to bring law and order

    Aney Machang Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:31 AM

    High time MR took stern action against this Politrick kids taking the law into their hands.

    niroshana Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:36 AM

    courtesy begins at home Amda is Amda he never going to be changed should bring them 2 justice with out any personal concern

    poor helpless law abiding citizen Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    shame. there is no law and order in this country. if this happens to the family of powefull policeman, unarguably there is no protection fro law into poor helpless citizen like us via DM Android App

    kandykolla Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:01 PM

    Parliament is the place where you make the law !! and parliament member `s children amend them according to their wish !!

    sumith Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:06 PM

    another Malaka

    Muhammad Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Atleast Stop serving liqueur during poydays as lunatics get intoxicated further. via DM Android App

    Muhammad Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Have a survey, more liquer related incidents on poyadays via DM Android App

    observer Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Yadisang wapathe beejan Thadisang harathe palang.. ! via DM Android App

    XYZ Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:36 PM

    No no nooo, We do not even kill mosquitos

    MSU Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:56 PM

    And their Surname is Aiyoo Sirisena

    ANTON Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:03 PM

    Make sure that the instruments in the hospital work properly.

    Manel Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:16 PM

    We thought you were a cut above Vermin. Now we know who the hell you are Aiyo Sirisena.

    Manel Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:22 PM

    Thugs who sow violence reap same.

    Gona Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:32 PM

    My dear Ravi! I feel pity for you. But ask your father, how many innocents he has put in trouble in defence of the rowdy government? Can you understand my logic?

    Kalubanda Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:36 PM

    Mr DIG hope you were also not a police protector of these dirty low political hoodlums. If yes, at least now know that you also get it in return and so do your job without fear or favour..

    Raja Raju Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:51 PM

    Group of people beating a man in front of his wife?
    Not even a good friend inside of them to stop such act?
    God will punish them.

    Robin Hood Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:57 PM

    You can then go to UNHRC and cry and plead your innocence. But people here and the World know what hell ordinary citizens go through everyday. Just another day in the hell-hole.

    Gafa Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:57 PM

    Kick this bull shit government and the ministers.

    Cobbler Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:57 PM

    Now Sirisena has a basic qualification to become the PM and Daham got a qualification to enter the Parliament.

    lappi Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Luckily no foreign tourist wasn't involved like last time. Those days tourist were scared of bombs now ministers and there sons.

    lappi Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Luckily no foreign tourist wasn't involved like last time. Those days tourist were scared of bombs now ministers and there sons.

    Colin Tuesday, 26 February 2013 01:59 PM

    Remember the corrupt regimes of Suharto, Markos, Saddam and Gadafi? Once upon a time everyone thought they were invincible. But their end came. And it came with a bang bringing everyone down with them.
    Saddam' Hussain's son Uday in particular was an animal. He used to imprison lactating mothers and suck breast milk out of them. That was his fetish.

    No one can continue forever. Its the law of nature. Everything has a cycle.
    The end will come. The question is not IF but WHEN.

    Milinda Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:01 PM

    Asela is a personal friend from Nalanda College, a person who never even used a police vehicle for private matters. You need to know what you write before you talk, put yourself in his shoes, would you like your wife in pictures with a naked man in the internet. He never picks fights with anyone, and I can personally vouch for that! Think before you write! Just because it is internet, you don't have to display your stupidity and low level life!

    solico Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:06 PM

    and behaving like a rascal

    Buwa Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:18 PM

    next week we'll see a news story that he beat himself up, and it was all a misunderstanding

    galbanis Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:31 PM

    what would be the out come had it happened to a average Joe

    Mukatiyaa Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:26 PM

    Must be part of a Western conspiracy.

    zoo Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:32 PM

    naduth hamuduruwange baduth hamuduruwange

    Inaz Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:33 PM

    hand over a primary post to DIG Latheef to re-establish the law and order in banana republic.

    mac Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:39 PM

    we voted , in a few days time he will say i hit myself, don't worry " miracles of asia"

    Nishantha Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:37 PM

    We are watching how this unfolds.....after all we have a vote at the next election....all these things will matter...... Ohoma yang.....

    Podiman Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:48 PM

    If the pans of law making body & law implementing authority was behave like this what will happens to innocent public.Now Police spokesperson should be able to give an interpretation based on the Penal code as stated for the case of Coconut victim school girl - WHERE IS THE LAW & ORDER

    kusal haami Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:32 PM

    ha ha. same like mihin chinthanaya

    appo Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:30 PM

    Surprised. Govt did not blalme it on LTTE rump.

    patrick Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    This is not the first incident.Ministers should maintain their family circle disciplene before making effort to maintain the disciplene of the society. via DM Android App

    kariyawasam Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:49 PM

    Will see next week. He will say" my Dad hit me, that Minister's son who is my best friend.I will go for treatment to Singapore".
    DIG will be transfered to Mannar. Court case will put off until his recovering

    rednaxela Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:03 PM

    Shame on you Maithripala, Aiyo Sirisena!

    Dhammika Perera Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:05 PM

    This gentleman is paying for the sins of father...

    Thomas Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:10 PM

    He fell down and got injured, no police report, no case

    Ray Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:12 PM

    BBS oba thumala koheda?

    JONE. Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:14 PM

    this great nation is destroyed by animal political leaders and their animals familial.DIG you sound be shame to wear your cloth and saute to any political leaders in the the same time it was shame to all police officers who ever bail out such animals without sending to the judge.


    MountainLion Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:16 PM

    Please read before commenting. I am referring to their fathers. The golden rule, do not throw your weight about. Telecom engineers are very simple people. That is what one of my lectures once told us.

    FTC Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:17 PM

    The Miracle of ASIA !!

    Ranjith Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:21 PM

    He reffered his father, Your comment more suit to you than him. 99.9999....% police are spineless.. even a DIG could not get fair treatment then.. ordnery people?

    Nihal Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:29 PM

    Like DIG Lathif at Monaragala, If you all united these dirty politicians can do nothiing

    Nihalka Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:32 PM

    Maithripala got himself qualified to become PM. MSilva now has a rival.

    Up Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:42 PM

    Parliament is the supreme place. So sons of the parliamentarians also Supreme. So no one can go above them excepts birds.

    raigamaya Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:41 PM

    I blame all these on our expresidents JR Jayawardena and R Premadasa.They introduced the thug culture into this country and also used thugs extensively in beating University students in Sri Lanka for the first time.Then using Government forces or extra military forces killed thousands of youngsters and put them in rivers and on the streets burning on tyres.From that time the life in Sri Lanka went to 5 cents.Assaulting by thugs and also by Ministers of civilians then started.Killing Professsors,journalists,educated people were common during Premadasa era. The thuggery became a normal thing in our country.With the introduction of Provincial councils by J R made many politicins coming to power who were thugs.I wish and hope the thunder struck JR's grave for what he has done to this country.

    SudhuPancha Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:48 PM

    wonder if he will get the "" Aney mata mathaka Na"" ledey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    jessie Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:47 PM


    kokuvilan Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:52 PM


    Banda Tuesday, 26 February 2013 05:06 PM

    This should be reported to the UNHCR

    Naman Tuesday, 26 February 2013 05:06 PM

    There is a hierarchy in the world of politics/armed forces.The one on top can do anything to the one below.the LAW does not exist.

    European Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    3rd class father like son. no wonder a sti lankan politician....

    Gotcha Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:29 PM

    Discipline break Down starts from the top. It is even encouraged.

    udaya Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:27 PM

    Maybe it's an international conspiracy as always. And this is what this country has come to. To all the people who appointed these shameless pimps to the parliament I say.. well done!... And to all the sons of the political pimps i say - you are worst than worms in the gutter.. and this only shows ur breed.

    Panditha Tuesday, 26 February 2013 07:34 PM

    What about present JR, I mean MR? What is your wish for him. He does everything you mentioned above better than JR and RP/PR. I was an ardent supporter of MR, not any more. The problem is that the opposition leader also has this cursed R part in his name. So I wonder what RW or WR would do if he gets the power, and then we have GR, BR, and NR also waiting in line for the big job. God Bless Sri Lanka.

    domi Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Welcome to the jungle !! This story will be forgotten in due course with no action taken ... Until such time a similar incident happens in future ... via DM iPad app

    Observer Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:03 AM

    Can we say "we have a Peaceful country" after the war??

    pramiya Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:00 AM

    people discriminate Ranil for not having children. isn't it better than having children like this. you know the rest of them do you ? including the children of royal family via DM Android App

    shantha Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:01 AM

    what is the betting he will remember beating himself up?

    S Mahinda Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:02 AM

    If this regime is corrupt (more like champions of thug culture) who is the better alternative?

    SW Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:07 AM

    It is the duty of the opposition politicians to protest in public against these violent crimes committed by very persons who are elected to serve people. Opposition should take the masses to streets in protest. Dose their silence mean that they are a another lot waiting for the opportunity grab power and continue to do the same. May god help this nation.

    S Mahinda Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:13 AM

    Who is your better alternative? Will they be any different once they come to power?

    Donga-The-Bonga Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:14 AM

    ..yes, it is encouraged by the very people who should be enforcing it by helping the perpetrators make excuses. shame shame shame!

    Krisna Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:17 AM

    First The Law makers of the country must respect the Law they brought to their country, then the people of the country will respect. I did remember the news some time ago, The Sri Lankan President elder son wrote a Law final exam with cell phone and separate room, this is good example how those politician family take the law on their hand, because they knews how the power works in their country… Good Luck boys….

    jacoob Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:31 AM

    Maara Vada ney the Machang !!

    jacoob Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:32 AM

    on a second thought , let the triple gem bless them !!!

    S Mahinda Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:34 AM

    What about Trinco thug woman Ariyawathie Galappathi, her boyfriend Ice Manju and thug son Susantha who beat up one of our war heroes now working as a palath Sabha MP for the EPC. He was badly injured and admitted to the ICU but nobody got charged for the cold blooded assault and no doubt the above thugs will get promoted by the thug champion in the Royal Family.

    Thomas RangerThomas Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:42 AM

    The stuff can not sold openly on Poya but there is no law to prevent its consumption. That's the point to look at.

    tintin Wednesday, 27 February 2013 05:19 AM

    another day in paradise

    tony Wednesday, 27 February 2013 05:15 AM

    Stop accusing the dead. If they were living you will not open your mount

    janaka Wednesday, 27 February 2013 06:18 AM

    Not many of our people will be aware that in developed countries with independent police forces police men actually take great pleasure when arresting lying politicians and their offspring?

    sobers Wednesday, 27 February 2013 06:35 AM

    No wonder, we are facing problems at UNCHR. When ordinary citizens are not safe, some force has to protect us. In sri lanka, only politicians are safe.

    DIlan tutu Wednesday, 27 February 2013 06:44 AM

    Even a DIG's Son has no Justice in this Country - What of lessor mortals ?

    raa one Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Productive or non-productive, Sri Lankans need some jobs. We do not waste our time. At-least they have utilized their time in fighting. Very good!!! We Sri Lankan shd be proud of them. via DM Android App

    Seriously Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:12 AM

    I've heard when you chant the same thing over and over again, it actually comes in to effect - Let's all chant CURSE on these hooligans. We need to live in a decent country.

    sach Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:58 AM

    if there is no alternative, u have to create one!

    Bandara Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:08 AM

    Dont insult animals.

    Manuelpillai Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:17 AM

    I need not say it.It's very clear. We can't say that there is law and order in this land.The father is justifying his son's behaviour. Just think that he is a Minister and he says as if nothing happened and things are exaggerated. According to the news he brought the gang including the son to the scene.Let God bring judgement to all evil workers and workers of iniquity.

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