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Corporal arrested for assault during drug raid

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Thihagoda Police arrested a Lance Corporal of Sri Lanka Army who had assaulted a group of police officers including a Woman Constable to get a suspect released.

The suspect had been arrested with ICE drug during a raid conducted near the Bandattara school in Thihagoda.

The Lance Corporal is attached to the Panagoda camp, police said.

When the police tried to take the suspect to the police station, two youths including the Lance Corporal reached the place and demanded his release assaulting the police officers.

An additional police contingent was called in to quell the situation.The Sub Inspector who led the raid has also been assaulted by the army personnel.Police said that action would be filed against the army personnel for assaulting the police officers and obstructing their duties.


Saturday, June 3, 2023 – 01:13

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