COLOMBO – It’s been almost 2 days since the brutal stabbing of social media activist Dilan Senanayake, who continues to receive treatment after being brutally stabbed inside his own office on Pagoda Road in Nugegoda on Wednesday (14). However, Sri Lanka Police are yet to make any arrests over the incident.
Senanayake was admitted to the Kalubowila hospital following the attack. “I was moved to surgery and I cannot move my legs. Three police teams took separate statements from me”, he said.
Two people wearing masks entered a private studio of Dilan Senanayake located along Pagoda Road in Nugegoda on Wednesday (14) night. The two suspects had assaulted Dilan Senanayake and then fled the scene.
Police said two masked men had arrived in a three-wheeler at 9 pm and attacked Senanayake before making their getaway in a three-wheeler. They are yet to trace the vehicle.
There is no known motive for the attack except the possibility of it being linked to his activism over social media.
The attack comes at a time when the government is controversially mulling legislation to impose controls over all types of social media. (News 1st)
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