Two killed in Sri Lanka election violence

[TamilNet, Friday, 31 March 2006, 02:33 GMT]
One person was knifed to death in Weligama at 7.30 p.m., and another was shot to death in Belliatte in Sri Lanka's south at 9.30 p.m., Thursday in election related violence between supporters of ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and opposition United National Party (UNP), sources in Colombo said.

Weligama police said that in the stabbing incident two others were also injured.

In the Belliatte, Karambankotte violence, unknown gunmen had entered the house of a UNP supporter and shot him dead. Belliatte police said they have arrested two suspects.

Meanwhile, Matara police said they have detained seven vehicles that violated election regulations, and have found firearms inside some of the vehicles. Two of the vehicles did not have registration information and licence plates, according to Matara police.


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