A long standing land dispute between two parties resulted in the stabbing of a young man at Kirimetiyana in Lunuwila on Friday (7)
Madushka Dinesh (26) was stabbed four times with a knife on his abdomen and spine. He was admitted to the Emergency Treatment Unit of the Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama.
According to the Koswatte police, who arrested the suspect R. M. Bandara, Dinesh had climbed a coconut tree in the disputed land and was coming down with a young coconut when the suspect, one of the parties to the dispute, had stabbed him.
The suspect was to be produced before the Marawila Magistrate yesterday (9).