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Two arrested over attack on off duty ASP in Mount

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The Mount Lavinia Police arrested two youths on Wednesday night for assaulting Assistant Superintendent of Police Chulani Vansanatha Chanaka Iddamalgoda, serving at the Colombo City Traffic Police.

The ASP who is said to have gone to a friend’s house on Beach Road, Mount Lavinia to have dinner with him was on his way to board a bus to return home. J.K. Krishantha (20) a resident of Boralasgamuwa together with Sachith Aloka (26) a resident Attidiya have been arrested in connection with the incident. ASP Iddamalgoda, who is in charge of the Colombo City Traffic Police, had gone to a friend’s house for dinner on December 27 night. It is said that he had gone to his friend’s house while he was off duty.

Although the police department has issued a vehicle to him, he had gone to have dinner with his friend using public transport. After having dinner at his friend’s place, this officer had been walking towards Galle Road along De Seram road, Mount Lavinia at night to return to his home when a car had stopped near him. Mount Lavinia Police said that a young man who was in the car had asked about a hotel from the ASP who was in civvies.

Mount Lavinia Police said the ASP had not responded and when the youth asked him again about the hotel, there had been an argument between the two parties.Thereafter the two youths who came out of the car had started assaulting the police officer.The ASP who sustained injuries following the assault was admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.

However, the police officer had the police walkie-talkie in his possession at the time of the incident and he had told the police that this walk talkie has also been misplaced following the incident.

The Mount Lavinia Police stated that the battery and the antenna part of the device were found lying on the road where the assault had taken place.

During questioning, the ASP has told the Mount Lavinia police that he had the walkie-talkie in his possession even though he was off duty so that he could respond to any emergency exchange of messages.The two suspected youths who assaulted the Police officer were to be produced before the Mount Lavinia Courts.




Friday, December 30, 2022 – 01:00

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