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DS Assaulted By Villagers

Jan 17, 2011 7:21:09 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Several government officials have been assaulted by villagers from Ariyampathi in the Batticaloa District.

The police have said that three persons including the Divisional Secretary for Ariyampathi in Batticaloa was assaulted by the villagers for alleged irregularities in distributing food relief to the flood victims.

Officials have however denied the allegation leveled by the villagers claiming they had distributed the relief items that were provided by the government.

The villagers have argued that certain persons had been favored during the distribution of relief items.