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Akuressa Divisional Secretary, officials attacked

The Divisional Secretary undergoing treatment at the Akuressa Hospital

Akuressa Divisional Secretary Chandana Thilakaratne was attacked on January 15 at about 2.30 p.m, while he was inspecting a newly rehabilitated road.

The injured Secretary and other officials were admitted to the Akuressa Hospital.

The Secretary along with Director of Planning D. Wanniarachchi, and Technical Officer Kapila Priyankara were inspecting Akuressa, Owatimulla Road when they were attacked by a man who came on a motorcycle. He had attacked the vehicle of the Divisional Secretary and a cab of the Pradeshiya Sabha as well.

After the attack, he has fled.

Another man with him was arrested, Akuressa police said.