A video clip showing the assault was widely shared on social media.
The announcement was made by the IGP C.D. Wickramaratne in a communique directed to senior police officers today (Oct. 26).
Accordingly, SDIG Kodithuwakku has been transferred as the Senior DIG of the Medical Services & Welfare Division.
Police also say that an investigation has been initiated into the incident.
Meanwhile, reports say that Kalutara DIG - K.P.M. Gunaratne has been appointed to oversee the work in Sabaragamuwa province.