UPDATE: Acting IGP Directs CCD To Probe The Assault On Van Driver By 'VIP Bodyguards' Of Maths Tutor Dinesh Amaratunge

Acting IGP Chandana Wickremaratne has directed the Colombo Crime Division to probe the incident where a van driver was assaulted in Kalagedihena yesterday by a group of VIP bodyguards travelling in two Defenders.

UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe has written to the Acting IGP urging a probe into the matter.

The CCTV footage of the incident was widely shared on social media platforms and many TV stations reported the incident with high prominence.

The Van driver was assaulted by a group of "VIP bodyguards" who came in two Defenders. The victim was assaulted by the group for not making way for the two Defenders.

The owner of one 'VIP Defender' which was involved in a brawl in Kalagedihena has been identified as a Maths tutor named Dinesh Amaratunga. He also conducts educational programmes on a couple of privately-owned TV stations.

The Defenders bearing the numbers CAD 8850 and CAG 0550 have not been taken into custody by the Police thus far and the bodyguards have apparently 'disappeared' after the incident.

The van driver who came under assault has lodged a complaint with the Police Emergency Unit on the incident.

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