Eastern Provincial Council member, Priyantha Pathirana has been hospitalized following an assault last night and is said to be critical condition.
He was admitted to the Trincomalee hospital and transferred to the National Hospital last night, police said.
The Provincial Councilor is currently receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and had sustained injuries to his head, a hospital spokesman said.
Police said the assault had taken place at around 8.00pm yesterday (21) in the Andamkulam area in Trincomalee.
Uppuveli Police has received a complaint stating that the assault had being carried out by the son of the Chairman of the Eastern Provincial council, Ariyawathi Galappaththi.
(Courtesy: Ada Derana)