A Norwegian national who works as a Computer Engineer at the Katunayake BOI was assaulted last evening in Negombo. The victim's vehicle was also damaged during the incident. At present he is receiving treatment at the Negombo hospital.
Police investigations have revealed that the incident occurred as a result of a dispute between the victim and the suspect over suspending him from work. The suspect was arrested and is to be produced before the Negombo magistrate today. (Daily Mirror online)