Former president of the Sri Lanka Singers Association (SLASA), Saman Dde Silva has been assaulted by a South Provincial Councillor at last night's musical show held at the Welikada Prison, reports say.
According to a compliant lodged with the Borella police, Saman De Silva was going to sing when Prisons Minister Chandrasiri Gajadheera's arrival was announced. To this, Saman has said that it would be nice to see him. In response, the PC member has reportedly attempted to assault him.
An assistant superintendent too has been assaulted, the complaint further states.
Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana has stated that the suspects have been identified and investigations are underway.
President of the SLASA - Madhumadawa Aravinda has deeply condemned the incident.