Elder son of MP Shantha Abeysekara remanded


The elder son of the Puttalam District MP Shantha Sisira Abeysekara who assaulted a police officer attached to the Ministers’ Security Division (MSD) has been remanded until the 4th of July, as per the order of the Chilaw Magistrate.

The suspect was arrested when he turned himself in at the Chilaw Police station this morning (01), stated the Police Media Spokesperson.

MP Shantha Abeysekara’s elder son Ishan Chathuranga Abeysekara had assaulted a Police Constable serving the MSD, on 29th June.

Reportedly, the 26-year-old had gotten into a disagreement with the Constable serving at the MP’s house, which had escalated into the MP’s son assaulting the said Constable with a club.

The assaulted officer had lodged a complaint at the Chilaw police station and admitted himself to the hospital for treatment.

Subsequently, MP Shantha Abeysekara, too, had lodged a complaint at the police with regard to the matter.