UNP convoy ambushed

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 January 1999, 22:39 GMT]
Violence in Sri Lanka's Northwestern Provincial polls continued as armed persons suspected to be members of the ruling People's Alliance (PA) shot at and stoned a convoy of campaign vehicles in which opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and UNP's general secretary Gamini Athukorala were travelling at Marawila this morning.

No one was injured in the incident said a Police source in Colombo.

Last night a UNP MP of the Colombo district Premarathna Gunasekera was shot at in Wennappuwa.

The MP was slightly wounded. The Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the incidents.

Meanwhile, a child that claimed that he was Sri Lanka's slain President Ranasinghe Premadasa in his previous birth was abducted by an unknown group of persons who had come in a black BMW car today from his home in the hill country.


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