UNP leaders attacked in Deniyaya by ruling party supporters

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 October 2009, 09:04 GMT]
Supporters of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) led by its parliamentarians Mr.Tissa Attanayake , the general secretary of the party and Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, including media personnel were attacked in Deniyaya Sunday morning while they were on their way to inspect the alleged Presidential palace under construction in the area.

They were stopped by a gang said to be supporters of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) who had attacked them, according to complaints lodged with Deniyaya Police.

However, Minister Mr. Dilan Perera told media persons that the UNP procession along the route was stopped because of a visit later Sunday evening to the site by President Mahinda Rajapakse.

 

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