Ruling party gang attacks JVP members

[TamilNet, Saturday, 29 August 2009, 16:49 GMT]
A group of supporters of ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ran amok Friday night and assaulted some members of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) who were parading after the closure of nominations for the Southern Provincial Council Friday. Seven JVP members were injured in the attack. The JVP office in Tissamaharagama was also attacked by the ruling party mob the same night, police sources said.

JVP former councilor Sarath Chandrasekara and six others were admitted to Hambantota Base Hospital, JVP parliamentarian Mr. Wijitha Herath told media Saturday.

Mr. Herath said that a complaint has been lodged with Tissamaharagama police.


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