Former minister and Sri Lanka Freedom Party MP Mahinda Samarasinghe today claimed that a mob led by United National Party (UNP) MP Palitha Thewarapperuma had forced an Agalawatta Pradeshiya Sabha UPFA member to kneel down at the Agalawatta town and then assaulted him.
He said the incident had taken place yesterday morning prior to the opening of a SLFP party office in Agalawatta.
“The mob had arrived on bicycles and in vehicles attempted to remove the decorations that had been put up. PS member Murugan Pushpakumara was also there. The mob led by the UNP MP had dragged Murugan to the town, forced him to kneel down and then assaulted him,” Mr. Samarasinghe told a news conference today.
SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said UNP supporters including some of its MPs were continuing to intimidate and assault SLFP supporters in the aftermath of the presidential election. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Comments - 25
willows Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:15 PM
MP Palitha is a disgrace to the UNP, Parliament and to the country as a whole, he should be expelled from the UNP and from the parliament immediately. Let others too learn a lesson.
Amschel Monday, 19 January 2015 02:25 PM
not correct, but having suffered for a long time the same acts, who wonders if they give them the same medicine now.
Saman Monday, 19 January 2015 02:29 PM
Yaha paalanaya anyone....?
Benji Monday, 19 January 2015 02:30 PM
Over to you Mr,President and the head of UNP. Lets see your action.
Kithudugama Monday, 19 January 2015 02:30 PM
Good to get the same medicine now !!
Kithulgodaya Monday, 19 January 2015 02:31 PM
I was present at this location. SLFP supporters had removed the Green Flags, hidden them and erected Blue Flags. It was provocation although highhanded acts can not be condoned. Mahinda Samarasinghe should control his people and also not hurt the UNP supporters by saying it is SLFP government. Need to be more sensitive than this.
Cheers Monday, 19 January 2015 02:35 PM
Maithree. Ranil and chandrika yugayak
Lal Monday, 19 January 2015 02:52 PM
This same person tried to assault Ranil, his own party leader sometime back , I remember.
jay Monday, 19 January 2015 03:05 PM
ANRUA KUMARA,CHAMPIKA,RATANA THERO WHERE ARE YOU NOW ?
Ma Per Monday, 19 January 2015 03:06 PM
I think this type hooliganism shd be stopped immediately. My3
Ricky Monday, 19 January 2015 03:08 PM
Yaha paalanaya anyone......or what????Over to you Mr,President
G.M. Jayawardena Monday, 19 January 2015 03:15 PM
This is the 1st step to join the fallen countries like Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Syria.
OMG Monday, 19 January 2015 03:22 PM
Looks like there is a conspiracy to bring a rift between UNP and the SLFPers who are siding with UNP.
Lawrence Monday, 19 January 2015 06:40 PM
Nothing has changed. Same old story of Tit for Tat.
Waco Monday, 19 January 2015 03:44 PM
Where were the ( on lookers ) police?
Dom Monday, 19 January 2015 03:47 PM
This is not same medicine, This is poison that was given by SLFP to UNP.
Sirisena Monday, 19 January 2015 03:50 PM
This has to STOP though it was stupid to open party offices at this stage.By the way, the former Govt must now realise the value of INDEPENDENT MEDIA. We live to learn dont we?
BBM Monday, 19 January 2015 03:52 PM
not sensitive as rajapaksha shuureen.
Rohan Monday, 19 January 2015 07:20 PM
When are all these crazy Political campaigns going to end. Looks like people spend more time and money for Politics than doing real work. All should stop this party politics and unite to uplift the country.
OMG Monday, 19 January 2015 04:02 PM
Time to put YAHAPALANAYA into action. Arrest those who break the law irrespective of their party, faith or connections.
Handipora Monday, 19 January 2015 04:02 PM
Ranil needs to take stern action on this act. Thewarapperuma should be asked to resign.
Stratos Monday, 19 January 2015 04:03 PM
Venasak will become Vanasak. Already fighting and international investors are waiting. Major projects are on hold.
Néo-nazi Monday, 19 January 2015 07:50 PM
What is happening to our country? Is this so-called Yahapalanaya? Where are we heading for? Fascist !!!
Ben Hurling Monday, 19 January 2015 07:56 PM
UNP has re-discovered its former despicable self.UNP is not very different from SLFP.
Rajith Tuesday, 20 January 2015 09:10 AM
Its a shame you said this. Whoever commits a wrong act is wrong. He should be punished.
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