Monday, June 13, 2011
Actor Gayan Wickramatilake ( Saliya ) has been assaulted in Kandy
Actor Gayan Wickramatilake has been assaulted following a friendly cricket match at the Getambe Grounds in Kandy on June11, reports said.
Jayakeheliya Foundation organized the event with the participation of stars of ‘Amanda,’ ‘Mila,’ ‘Pabalu,’ and ‘Ran Samanalayo’ tele dramas. Around 10.00 that night, Gayan had got involved in an argument with a group of youths over a throwing of a stone at his car.
A friend of his, who had attempted to intervene, has lost his valuable mobile phone, reports said.
Later in the night, Gayan has said at a musical show that he would have given ‘a good treatment’ to his assailants, had there been only around five opponents or had he been with his friends, but that he could not do so since there were around 20 people against him.
He told that his chest area was paining following the assault, during which his T-shirt was torn.
After ITN failed to take legal action over the incident, he said, he informed minister Keheliya Rambukwella and ITN chairman Rosmund Senaratne about it today (June 13).
Gayan added that he would also lodge a complaint with Peradeniya Police.
According to reports, there was a considerable police presence for the duration of the event.
source : srilankamirror