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Assault on Ragama medical students: Police Minister makes statement

Public Security Minister Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara in a briefing stated that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has been instructed to take legal action against those involved in the assault launched on the students of the Ragama Medical Faculty dormitory this (02) morning, without giving in to any title.

He added that the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Kelaniya has deployed two units under the supervision of the Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of the Western Province in compliance with his instructions.

The assault was carried out by a groups 15 thugs who arrived in two motor vehicles at around 3 am this (02) morning. Three medical students were injured and hospitalised. One student who was admitted to the Ragama Teaching Hospital has been transferred to the Negombo General Hospital for further treatment.

Investigations revealed that the thugs who had been on the scene had left one vehicle belonging to the Coconut Development Board under Minister Arundika Fernando. An identity card inside a wallet discovered in the scene revealed that the owner is a member of Minister Fernando’s personal staff.

At present, one person is under Police custody and he was caught and handed over to the Police by the students.

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