PA-UNP clash wounds three

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 December 1998, 16:48 GMT]
Three persons were wounded in a grenade explosion following a fracas between supporters of the main opposition party, the United National Party (UNP) and the ruling People's Alliance (PA) this evening around 5.30 p.m. at Silver Town in Madampa north of Colombo.

The Sri Lankan Police at Chilaw arrested five persons in connection with the fracas and grenade attack.

Sources said that they were mostly UNP supporters and members.

The brawl erupted when a crowd of PA supporters in Silver Town had jeered at a group of UNP supporters who were returning from Puttalam after filing nomination for the forthcoming elections to the north-western provincial council in three buses.

The north-western provincial council elections may lead to further such confrontations because it is considered crucial by both the UNP and the PA. The parliamentary general elections are scheduled to be held between August and December next year.

Therefore the outcome of the elections to the north-western provincial council will indicate the mood of the people, political analysts in Colombo say. And as such it is set to decide the general political trend in the election year, they added.

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.19 18:43   Photo
Unity between Eezham Tamils and Muslims key to true freedom: Exiled Sinhala academic
23.04.19 23:12   Photo
People of all walks of life victims in ‘chosen island’ of geopolitics, religious extremism
22.04.19 23:46   Photo
West influencing regime-change politics responsible for worsening situation: Fr Sakthivel
21.04.19 09:17   Photo
207 killed, 450 wounded, series of bomb blasts target churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
20.04.19 22:18   Photo
Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military
19.04.19 23:23  
Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2444