Written by Staff Writer
23 Mar, 2019 | 1:41 pm
Colombo (News 1st): A Sub-Inspector who was stabbed during a drug eradication walk, in Warakapola and later succumbed to injuries has been posthumously promoted to the rank of Inspector of Police (IP) on the instructions of the IGP.
SI Upali Samarasekara had formerly served as the Community Police OIC at the Warakapola Police station.
The incident had taken place when the sub-inspector was attending an anti-narcotics poster campaign organized by students of a school in the vicinity of the Niyadurupola Rubbery factory.
A person selling beedi in the area had reportedly stabbed the victim while also protesting against the poster campaign. The Police media unit said Samarasekera succumbed to his injuries on the 21st while in the Intensive care unit of the Kandy General Hospital.
A 38-year-old resident of Palmurai was arrested and remanded until the 5th of next month.
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