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Maithri’s Mahiyangana office attacked

29 December 2014 09:08 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s election office at Mahiyanganaya has been attacked last night, the Police media unit said.

They said the office was damaged and added that investigations were being carried out though there have been no arrests so far.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sirisena’s media unit said in a communiqué that 15 people had arrived in three vans and shot at the office causing heavy damage.

The media unit said retired Army Colonel Chandrasena, who is disabled, his son and nephew who were at the office were assaulted. Mr. Chandrasena who suffered severe injuries has been rushed to the Mahiyanganaya Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to undergo surgery.

The communiqué said the Colonel’s brother had identified four of the 15 people(Jehan Gunasekara)

Pix by Ranjith Karunaweera

  Comments - 8

  • Ryan Monday, 29 December 2014 05:28 PM

    These could be self inflicted as well as sirisena knows he will defeated definitely

    Bala Monday, 29 December 2014 03:06 PM

    Is that why the big man was in Badulla (next door) to set it up ?

    Jays Monday, 29 December 2014 03:07 PM

    This is ruthless and no democracy.

    Thugs Thugs Monday, 29 December 2014 03:15 PM

    Jealous of My3 vitory, here is the result......Mama Raja...lankaway

    ranjith Monday, 29 December 2014 03:25 PM

    MR style keep going president

    Jan Chandra Monday, 29 December 2014 03:31 PM

    Aiyo Sirisena, Ane paw!

    DN Monday, 29 December 2014 03:39 PM

    This is bigger insult than sending to electric chair.

    jaya Monday, 29 December 2014 04:05 PM

    you admire this know. if you are a politician or not you also get a same punishment like this one day.

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