Foreigner arrested from VIA after attacking staff

Foreign man who attacked a staff at Velana International Airport (VIA).

A foreigner was arrested from Velana International Airport (VIA) this morning after he attacked a staff.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

Police confirmed that the foreigner in question has been brought under their custody.

The case is under further investigation, the Police added.

The video viral on social media shows the foreigner assaulting an airport staff near the checking counters at VIA’s terminal. Immediately after, he pushes another staff who attempts to intervene. Bystanders are then captured stopping the foreigner and leading him away from the scene.  

The reason behind the attack remains unclear at the moment.