Stones pelted at Maithri’s Pelmadulla rally

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An election rally of National Democratic Party presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena held at Pelmadulla had been reportedly pelted with stones a short while ago injuring several people.


The Pelmadulla Hospital said three injured were admitted to the Pelmadulla hospital.
Mr. Sirisena said speaking to media after the incident he said that there were about 20,000 people at the rally and when he was addressing the people, stones were pelted from outside towards the stage.

He said the power of thuggery and state power could not oppress the real opinion of the people. 

The people who participated in the meeting said the stones started coming from a nearby building soon after Mr. Sirisena started to address the gathering.
The Security guards of Mr. Sirisena escorted him out from the location.

Some people at the rally started throwing stones back to the building from where the stones came.

  Comments - 57

  • namal Friday, 02 January 2015 09:07 PM

    desperado via DM Android App

    Leo Wijesiri Friday, 02 January 2015 09:09 PM

    What next? grenades? Bombs? T-56... God what is this? Shame! / Leivig

    latha Friday, 02 January 2015 09:07 PM

    my3 jayawewa via DM Android App

    Degustatio Friday, 02 January 2015 09:17 PM

    I would guess that the majority of the villagers in this country have progressed very little since 1948,

    Indi Saturday, 03 January 2015 04:49 AM

    Clear victory for Maithree Jayawewa.

    sathya Friday, 02 January 2015 09:20 PM

    This is the clear indicator of loosing side against winning side....

    gratiaenhewa Saturday, 03 January 2015 11:46 AM

    A CANDLE CANNOT BE COVERED WITH A BUSHEL!

    Waco Saturday, 03 January 2015 05:52 AM

    That is all they can do now, nothing else is left. Five more days to go.

    Godfrey Friday, 02 January 2015 09:30 PM

    Hope all Head of States of Common Wealth countries observe all what is happening in so called Democratic Sri Lanka and the level of HUMAN RIGHTS

    Intrepid Friday, 02 January 2015 09:31 PM

    There might be even bombs govt. thugs. Bayavenna epa.

    Henry Saturday, 03 January 2015 06:12 AM

    Yeahh.. Both parties governed the country since 1948 are liable for the current situation.

    Draconian Saturday, 03 January 2015 11:52 AM

    You can pelt all the STONES you want at MY3 but the majority of the public are going to PELT VOTES at MY3 come election day.

    Mohamed Faiz Saturday, 03 January 2015 06:30 AM

    Thank you Dear Rajapakse supporters for proving your TRUE ability and increasing the Voter Base for Maithre. Good luck and a Blessing in disguise.

    Cobra Saturday, 03 January 2015 06:47 AM

    I think MR has given up!!!!!!

    Billa Friday, 02 January 2015 09:38 PM

    Is this the democratic governance? With all these the victory of Hansaya is inevitable.

    Mr.Prabaharan Friday, 02 January 2015 09:37 PM

    MR will definitely win. Villagers are great strenth to him. via DM Android App

    old citizen Friday, 02 January 2015 09:45 PM

    Desperate situation leads to desperate actions.

    willows Friday, 02 January 2015 09:46 PM

    Shear frustration

    Be Fair Friday, 02 January 2015 09:52 PM

    I will not be surprised if the govt does in fact carry out "controlled" explosions in the coming few days to create what we experienced pre 2009

    TONY Friday, 02 January 2015 09:52 PM

    IS THIS THE TYPE OF DEMOCRACY THE CHINTHANA IS BOASTING OF. MORE VOTES FOR MY3

    Anil de Silva Friday, 02 January 2015 09:57 PM

    We have 6 votes and this incident has helped us to decide to whom we should cast the votes.

    lionheart Friday, 02 January 2015 09:57 PM

    That is the desperation......Poor King Kong and his Henchmen.......

    waran Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:03 AM

    country been brought to a very sorry state by Hooligans by govt politicians

    Purawasiyaa Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:08 AM

    Its a political gimmick to get sympathy votes. This was revealed by themselves, couple of days ago in a media briefing.

    Rufus Norton Friday, 02 January 2015 10:20 PM

    Sinking to utter depths of depravity in the face of a definite defeat.

    pathirane Friday, 02 January 2015 10:20 PM

    Miracle of Asia. When are we going to behave like human. Who are these idiots and who are the one paying this lot to throw money to MY3.

    ANTON Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:10 AM

    WHEN THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES THROW STONES .......WHAT WOULD BE THE REACTION ?

    Purawasiya Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:10 AM

    This is political gimmick to get sympathy votes. This was revealed in a media briefing, couple of days ago by themselves,

    Aruna Champika Friday, 02 January 2015 10:21 PM

    This can not be accepted.

    ukusu asa Saturday, 03 January 2015 01:35 PM

    gamata yanna epa mal nam laben na THERUNADA... via DM Android App

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 02 January 2015 10:28 PM

    I am a hard co UPFA supporter indeed, but when I took into the present scenarios, UPFA members are tarnishing the image of a great leader MR by their n nasty acts. This will lead MR to gallows.

    raza Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:41 AM

    Peaceful political culture prevailed up to 1970 elections is growing election after election into goonda culture. Ordinary people fight among themselves for few thousand rupees or few petty jobs for few to enjoy luxury and exploit the riches of the country.

    chux Saturday, 03 January 2015 01:39 PM

    A victory certain for. My3

    lakshmanu Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:50 AM

    Pelmadulle pavitra deshapalanaya ! Wedath kata wage!

    Srilankan Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:51 AM

    Democracy... Lol via DM Android App

    UK SRILANKAN Friday, 02 January 2015 10:39 PM

    is it Rajapaksa regime following Bodu Bala Sena technique to prevent last minute election defeat in 6 days.while public decided to vote for MY3?

    sr Friday, 02 January 2015 10:55 PM

    It could be anyone !

    patriot Friday, 02 January 2015 10:55 PM

    We want more of it to ensure my3 victory via DM Android App

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 03 January 2015 09:15 AM

    These nasty 3rd grade acts will not hinder the victory of MS. Yes, he will be the winner.

    swissbanks Friday, 02 January 2015 11:01 PM

    Quickly transfer what is still here to the swiss accounts and get ready.

    dcn Friday, 02 January 2015 11:03 PM

    It is a shame and disgrace the behaviour of some persons who took part in these third grade attack.

    Malini Saturday, 03 January 2015 02:23 PM

    It seems they are getting more and more desperate, and resorting to uglier and uglier behavior.

    chulan Friday, 02 January 2015 11:35 PM

    Powerful minister from the area may be behind this type of dirty game which she is famous

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 03 January 2015 09:33 AM

    Yes, every stone is counted as 100 votes for the great man.

    Freebird Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:37 PM

    every stone will bring thousands of votes for my 3 via DM Android App

    citizen Saturday, 03 January 2015 10:13 AM

    Self-inflicted wound to gain sympathy. Probably an acting.

    Lima Saturday, 03 January 2015 01:59 AM

    ARREST THE GOVERNMENT

    demel Saturday, 03 January 2015 10:20 AM

    Shameless President.He cannot put these type of incidents to any one as he is one of the candidate.He has broken all the election rules right now.The election commisioner should take serious steps to cancel his application immediately. But he is not clever to do the needful while having his powers.I see that he is favoring mr.But mr has only five days more to show his genocide to people.There after he will have to answer for all wrong what he did to people country communities in court. via DM Android App

    Waco Saturday, 03 January 2015 02:24 AM

    Police where are you?MR, it is a disgrace you are unable to control your own party Thugs. Further you have not yet appointed the Co-Ordinating Officers to each District to maintain the Law and Order in the country. Police is thoroughly incapable.

    Kasthuri Saturday, 03 January 2015 10:31 AM

    This just an own political gimmick to get sympathy votes. This is revealed couple days ago by themselves in a media briefing.

    Sam Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:02 AM

    What more reason does any sane person need to oust this regime on January 8?

    Dr Nass Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:26 AM

    this show what type of people are MR supporters. they are thugs. people will vote MS for this reason.who like thugs? Maithri vote will go up after this.

    Sylvester Friday, 02 January 2015 08:54 PM

    This will definitely increase votes for MY3. go MY3 go.....

    Nims Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:28 AM

    MR has started using the survival kit as the last resort

    Dom Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:31 AM

    I feel sorry for these who throw the stones at Maitrhipala, These goons are poorly brainwashed by the state media and tricked them to believe Maithripala as traitor only.I hope god will guide these poor people for right path under new Government.

    Mushy Friday, 02 January 2015 08:56 PM

    Suba Anagathayakkkkkkk.........

    idiot Friday, 02 January 2015 09:07 PM

    now thats what u call desperation via DM Android App


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