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Police Commission Transfers ASP Thushara Daluwatte of ” Hambantota Protest Assault Fame ” From Tangalle to Matara

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Darshana Sanjeewa

Tangalle Division ASP Thushara Daluwatta, who allegedly assaulted a youth during a protest held in Hambantota last week, was transferred to the Matara Division by the National Police Commission (NPC) today .

Commission Secretary Ariyadasa Cooray said the decision was taken during the commission meeting held today.

He said a three-member committee headed by Dr. Mahinda Moragolla had also been appointed to look into the incident. Ananda Wijesooriya and Chularatne Gamage are the other members of the committee.

He said the NPC would take any further steps following the reports of the IGP and the three-member committee.

The NPC and Police launched separate investigations after ASP Daluwatta allegedly assaulted a youth who was arrested during the protest held against leasing out of the Mattala Airport to India.

Courtesy:Daily Mirror

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