Keheliya’s former staffer wanted for assault
Pallekele police are investigating an incident where a former co-ordinating
secretary to former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella is alleged to have
assaulted a manager of a laundry in Nakkaranpotha, Kandy, fired
threatening shots using his pistol, Friday evening.
According to the police, the incident had occurred following an
argument the 19- year-old son of the co-ordinating secretary had had
with the manager of the laundry over a delay in delivering some
laundered clothes. Responding to a call from his son, the co-ordinating
secretary had assaulted the laundry manager using a pistol, and later
fired at the ground before fleeing the area.
Hennadige Karunaratna, the laundry manager who sustained injuries in
the assault has been admitted to the Kandy General Hospital.
The son surrendered to the Pallekele police yesterday and the police
are searching for the co-ordinating secretary who had fled the area
after the assault.