3rd pre-election related murder reported from Wariayapola

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 January 2010, 09:43 GMT]
A group of unidentified persons believed to supporters of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Sunday night killed a person while he was pasting posters in support of common presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka in Ambakawela in Wariayapola area in Kurunagala district.

The dead person has been identified as 33 year-old Dhammika Heart, a businessman of the area and a son of a former Principal of Amakawara Vidiylaya.

The dead with some UNP supporters were pasting posters in support of General Fonseka were attacked with iron rods by eight UPFA supporters who arrived at the site on motor bikes. Others had managed to escape the attack, but the dead person had failed to escape. Police arrested five suspects in this connection. The body of the dead was handed over to the Kurunagala Teaching Hospital for postmortem and inquest, sources said

 

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