The police are looking for young actor and singer Thivanka Vidusha alias "Chilie" for allegedly assaulting a 57-year-old man last Friday night at Vijithapura, Pelawatte.
The victim is being treated at the Thalangama hospital.Thalangama police said that the incident had occurred when the suspect was unable to drive his car ahead due to traffic congestion on a narrow road as there were vehicles parked on either side of the road and the victim was walking on one side of the road ahead of the former’s car.The suspect had shouted at the victim to move out of his way, but the latter was unable to do so and he had signalled to the artiste that he was not in a position to do so.
Thereafter the suspect alighted from his vehicle and allegedly assaulted the pedestrian.
Those who were at a religious ceremony at a nearby house rushed to the scene and took the victim to hospital.
According to hospital sources there were a number of contusions on the victim’s body and he had to undergo surgery.
Officer in Charge of Thalangama police, Inspector Nishantha Herath said a special team of policemen had been deployed to arrest the actor.