Social media activist Piyath Nikeshala and the former Kaduwela deputy mayor Chandika Abeyratne have been arrested in connection to a clash between two parties in Koswatta, Thalangama yesterday (10).
The Police stated that an investigation had been launched based on a complaint claiming that a social media activist had been injured in a clash between two parties on Samagi Mawatha in Koswatte.
According to the complaint from the social media activist, who is a resident of Samagi Mawatha, he had been admitted to the Thalangama Hospital with injuries following the clash.
As per a statement from the social media activist, the former Kaduwela deputy mayor along with a group of others had arrived in two vehicles and had carried out an attack on him and his vehicle.
The Police stated that the social media activist has been transferred to the Colombo National Hospital for further treatment.
Meanwhile, the former Kaduwela deputy mayor has also filed a complaint claiming that he had been attacked during the clash as well, while he is receiving treatment at the Mulleriyawa Hospital.
Based on the complaints from the two parties, the Thalangama Police have arrested both the social media activist and the former Kaduwela deputy mayor over the clash.
Both suspects are receiving treatment at the relevant hospitals under Police protection, while the Thalangama Police is conducting investigations into the incident. (NewsWire)