The Managing Director of a Board of Investment-registered apparel factory in the Halpe area in Katana has decided to close down the factory and leave Sri Lanka, following his assault by a group of unidentified individuals in March.
A group of five had illegally entered the factory premises and had initially assaulted the security official on duty after which they had attacked the Apparel factory Managing Director, who is an Omani national, at his residence in the factory premises.
It was reported that a gang allegedly backed by a politico in the Gampaha District had carried out the assault.
The Omani businessman had been on an observation visit to Sri Lanka. Over 300 Sri Lankans are employed at his apparel factory which is the sister company of a famous Omani apparel chain.
According to Ceylon Today, the Omani businessman has expressed his displeasure over the incident.
He has also accused the Sri Lankan Government of having failed to conduct a fair investigation into the assault so far.
The Omani national added that as a result, he has no other option but to close the factory and leave Sri Lanka. (NewsWire)