Malaka remanded

Malaka Silva, the son of Minister Mervyn Silva, was remanded today by the Colombo Fort Magistrate over the assault on an Army Major.

Silva and a few others were remanded till next week when they were presented in court today over the incident after they had surrendered to the police.

The Army Major was admitted to hospital following the incident and he had lodged a complaint with the police.

An army court of inquiry is also underway over the incident as it involved an army officer.