A horrifying video of a presidential aide allegedly sexually abusing a dog has gone viral.

Professor Ashu Marasinghe, a presidential adviser and former member of parliament, resigned today (Friday, the 23rd) for personal reasons, hours after the curse video was made public.

Marasinghe, who is 51 years old, became an MP for the United National Party’s National List in 2017 and stayed there until 2020.

Hirunika Premachandra, who used to be a member of parliament, held a press conference on Friday and showed the video. She said that the dog’s owner, Aadarsha Karandana, shot it.

Ms. Karandana told the media that after meeting Marasinghe on Facebook, she became his girlfriend and lived with him for two years. She said that when she noticed a change in the dog’s behavior, it made her suspicious, so she secretly recorded it without him knowing.

Ms. Karandana stated that Marasinghe physically abused her after she confronted him. She stated that Malasinghe physically abused her throughout their two-year relationship.

Marasinghe provided no immediate response.

Ms. Karandana stated that she had reported Malasingh’s brutality to the president’s wife and secretary, but no action had been taken as of yet.

Malasinghe’s resignation was announced in a short statement, but the presidential secretariat had no other comments right away.Sri Lankan police were also unavailable for immediate comment.

According to Ms. Premachandra, Marasinghe may have violated Sri Lankan criminal law and could face up to 20 years in prison.

Marasinghe has held a number of high-profile jobs in the past, such as Deputy Chief Government Whip in Parliament and Chairman of the Sri Lanka National Engineering Corporation, according to his LinkedIn profile.


Since 2001, he has had a number of academic jobs in Japan, such as Professor at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Associate Professor at Nagaoka Institute of Technology, Research Fellow at Aizu University, and teacher.

Aizu University awarded Marasinghe a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering.

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