Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Police probe assault on lorry driver by Traffic Cop

Sri Lanka Police said the Police Officer seen assaulting a person on a busy road, was identified as one attached to the Maharagama Police Station.

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said necessary action will be taken against the Traffic Police Officer seen in the video following an investigation.

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He said the incident has taken place in Pannipitiya and the assault was carried out by a Traffic Police officer attached to the Maharagama Police Station.

The victim of the assault was identified as a lorry driver and according to the police spokesperson the lorry driver had knocked down the Traffic OIC of the Maharagama Police on Monday (29) morning.

The traffic OIC is receiving treatment at the Kalubowila Hospital said the Police Spokesperson who stressed irrespective of the offense committed by the lorry driver, Sri Lanka Police does not tolerate assaults by Police Officers, especially those in uniform.

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