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Alleged Police assault in Eppawala: SI interdicted

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara had issued instructions to the North Central Province DIG to take disciplinary action against Police personnel who had allegedly assaulted the villages who had behaved restlessly on April 28.

A Sub-Inspector attached to the Eppawela Police has been interdicted in connection with the alleged assault, based on the directive issued by the IGP.

The alleged assault had taken place over a dispute with a monk at the Nallamudawa Shailya Bimbarama Temple in Eppawela, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The IGP had issued this order on April 29.

It was reported that several female protesters at a temple in Nallamudawa, Eppawala were allegedly assaulted by the Police following tensions arising when the Police tried to disperse the crowd.

The protesters were agitating against a Monk who resides at the Nallamudawa Shailya Bimbarama temple.