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Opposition attacked at Hambantota protest

21 December 2014 07:19 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Several UNP local government members, including Opposition Leader of the Hambantota Municipal Council Auyb Khan were attacked by a gang at protest campaign held at the Hambantota bus halt this morning.

The protest campaign ‘Viyaruwata Erehi Veediye Wirodhay’ organized by civil society member Jayathilake Bandara was wounded along with others who were injured during the attack were admitted to the Hambantota and Ambalantota hospitals.   

Protestors said Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando and a gang of individuals had attacked the peaceful street protest.


Opposition leader Khan who is admitted at the Hambantota General Hospital said the Police had watched as the protesters were beaten with helmets and sticks by the Mayor and his gang. “The Mayor and some of the individuals had weapons in their hands that they threatened us with,” he said.  


Sources said Bandara wanted to transfer to a more secure hospital after treatment and was in a secure facility at the moment as he feared for his life.   


Meanwhile, parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweere who was at a media briefing in Matara when the attack occurred said he had called DIG for the Southern Province to complain about the incident.(Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)

  Comments - 13

  • ANTON Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:59 PM


    C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 21 December 2014 01:22 PM

    Mahinda Chinthanay and Asiyawe Ashcharya at work

    Waco Sunday, 21 December 2014 01:28 PM

    The only remdy is the appoint of Co-Ordinating Officers to each District to maintain the Law and Order. These officers could be from Army, Air Force, and the Navy.For the Government to take this decision ,how many people should get killed and what should be the extent of damages to properties?

    bababoo Sunday, 21 December 2014 01:38 PM

    Boys are boys, playing with toy guns

    OMG Sunday, 21 December 2014 02:22 PM

    This is just to reiterate the point that whatever said and done we are slaves of the Royal Family.

    Bala Sunday, 21 December 2014 02:23 PM

    This is the same Mayor who attacked the UNP earlier with a "TOY PISTOL". So he is free to roam about - a vital part of the Mahinda Chintanaya.Only hope is change from this gangsters of the UPFA right from top to bottom.

    D E M O CRASY Sunday, 21 December 2014 02:31 PM

    Tonight Susil at the UPFA press briefing says "Metharam sevayak karapu weerayakuge palathata gihilla NARI NADAGAM pennanakota DESAPREMI JANAYATA thraha yanne nedda.

    patriot Sunday, 21 December 2014 02:32 PM

    Fantastic Good let MR thugs go on the rampage to ensure Victory for My3 on Jan 8th. via DM Android App

    Naman Sunday, 21 December 2014 03:05 PM

    The Police,Army,Navy and Airforce need to act neutral and safeguard peaceful protests, marches, meetings and gatherings during the next TWO weeks.

    bababoo Sunday, 21 December 2014 03:39 PM

    Sorry, buoys are buoys!

    ponil Sunday, 21 December 2014 05:38 PM


    Nodrog Sunday, 21 December 2014 05:51 PM

    This is called desperation! The govt wants to win in typical fashion by thuggery and intimidation.

    shaggy Monday, 22 December 2014 08:47 AM

    President will order an impartial inquiry and the culprits will be arrested. This is the same statement we have heard for over 1000 times. This is Wonder of Asia.

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