|Father, son remanded for
Pathiravithana and Sunil Weerasuriya
A father and son accused of aggressively obstructing
the duties of the Police and assaulting the HQI of
Mt. Lavinia Police, while in custody, were produced
before Mt. Lavinia Additional Magistrate Ruchira
Weliwatte on Friday and remanded till August 27. The
remanded father and son were identified as Roshan
Dushmantha and Shehan Priyankara of Kaduwela.
On August 12, the motor car driven by the first
suspect Roshan Dushmantha had been involved in an
accident with a trishaw at Golumadama Junction,
According to Police, an officer at the scene had
reported to Mt. Lavinia headquarters that the first
suspect was intoxicated, and taken the two suspects
to the station, along with the car.
On arrival, the suspects had created a commotion.
HQI Mt. Lavinia Police Mahesh Perera had come to
check what was going on and approached the suspects,
when the first suspect had slapped him across the
face and continued to attack him.
SI Pathmasiri Kulathunga of the Mt. Lavinia
Police addressing the court said that, while trying
to bring the suspect under control, he had fallen on
the ground and hurt himself, producing a further
report on the incident.
Attorneys-at-law Saumya de Costa and Jayantha Epa
Seneviratne appearing for the suspects informed
court that one of the suspects had received an
injury to his head, while the other had two broken
teeth, due to the assault on them by the Mt. Lavinia
Police, and needed proper medical attention. Hence,
to direct the Prisons to take necessary action.
They informed court that second suspect Shehan
Priyankara had not been in the vehicle. Only the
first suspect and his wife had travelled in the car.
After they had been taken to the Police station, the
wife had telephoned the son, and then only the
second suspect arrived at the station. On arrival,
he too had been assaulted and taken into custody by
The Magistrate then ordered the Prison authorities
to get proper medical attention necessary for the