Video shows police officer attacking protester
Posted on October 8th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

A video footage captured following the joint opposition-led protest held at Hambantota today, showed a senior police officer assaulting an arrested protester.

Meanwhile, posting the video on his Twitter page, MP Namal Rajapaksa asked, A.S.P. Daluwaththa, is this Yahapalanaya?”

When contacted, Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said he was yet to see the video.

Police commission to probe assault on protester

The National Police Commission (NPC) has launched an investigation into an alleged assault on a protester by an Assistant Superintendent of Police during the Joint Opposition’s protest march in Hambantota on Friday.

A spokesman for the NPC said that it has instructed the Police Chief to submit a report on the incident and also a special meeting will be held on October 11 to discuss the matter.

A video footage captured following the joint opposition-led protest held at Hambantota, showed a senior police officer assaulting an arrested protester.

Youth assaulted in H’tota protest transferred to Matara Hospital

The youth, who was assaulted by an ASP during a protest staged by the Joint Opposition in Hambantota on Friday, has been transferred to Matara Hospital, sources said.

The National Police Commission (NPC) had launched an investigation into the alleged assault on the youth.

 

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