DNA clash with police
DNA parliamentarians Vijitha Herath, Ajith Kumara and Southern
Provincial Councillor Nalin Hewage were arrested by Galle police
yesterday for allegedly assaulting two police officers inside the Galle
The two police officers were admitted to the Karapitiya General
According to Police Spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody, these
parliamentarians and their supporters have come to the Galle police
station and demanded the release of seven suspects who participated in
an illegal protest in Galle.
A heated argument has erupted between the police officers and the
parliamentarians when the latter demanded the release of seven suspects.
They have allegedly tried to break open the cell in which the seven
suspects were detained in the police station premises. The two police
officers came under attack when they resisted their attempt. A group of
DNA supporters including its parliamentarians have started a protest
from Olcott junction in the city blocking the road.
The Police officers have also come under an attack after the Police
warned them to move away from the road. Several police officers were
injured in this attack too. The parliamentarians and the seven suspects
were to be produced before the Galle Magistrate yesterday.