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By Jamila Najmuddin

Democratic People’s Front Leader Mano Ganeshan claimed that two of his campaign teams had come under attack in Nawalapitiya this evening injuring two people and damaging atleast two vehicles.

However when contacted DIG of the Police Elections Desk, Gamini Navaratna said that there were no incidents reported in Nawalapitiya today and that the area in the Kandy District where polling was annulled last week was calm.

He added that hundreds of security personnel had also been deployed in Nawalapitiya as the area prepares for a re-poll on April 20. “The situation in Nawalapitiya is very calm. We have not received any complaints to date. Security in that area is very tight,” DIG Navaratne said.

However Ganeshan said that Nawalapitiya had been ‘plagued’ by violence and due to the attacks on his party supporters, he now feared of being attacked himself. “My supporters are being attacked continuously. I now fear that I too will be attacked very soon,” Ganeshan said.

Ganeshan is also expected to ask for an increase in his security and has discussed the issue with IGP Mahinda Balasuriya.

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  • Thursday, 15 April 2010 02:02 PM

    Police are Deaf & Blind

    Thursday, 15 April 2010 03:10 PM

    Ganeshan's political jilmart. Sympathy call.

    Thursday, 15 April 2010 05:54 PM

    'Where is Nawalapitiya?' will be the question for some policemen.

    Thursday, 15 April 2010 09:36 PM

    The police have acted according to the 'Mahinda Chinthanaya' - 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.'

    Thursday, 15 April 2010 11:23 AM

    We hear violence every day from Nawalapitiya. If the DIG is unaware of it, I am sure his subordinates are not interested in maintaining law and order. Any person who can just read a newspaper would know the current situation in Nawalapitiya. I wonder whether DIG wants to just allow lawlessness to continue?

    Thursday, 15 April 2010 12:02 PM

    Can any democratic process lead to the criminalisation of a state? The answer is undoubtedly "yes".

    Nigerian acting President Goodluck Jonathan, met President Obama this week. In an interview with BBC he said that the purpose of democracy is to prevent criminals from capturing power to govern any country.

    As Nigeria is trying to progress in democracy Sri Lanka(SL) appears to be regressing.

    In SL, the president, his cabinet and soldiers have committed Tamil genocide and war crimes, and are therefore unequivocally criminals but they have captured power.

    Thursday, 15 April 2010 01:30 PM

    It is realy surprising to read about political voilence in Nawalapitiya,it was a very peaceful respectable town until recently,who ever responsible must eliminated from politics by Nawalapitiya inhabitents

    Thursday, 15 April 2010 01:41 PM

    “The situation in Nawalapitiya is very calm.Only for you calm sitting in Colombo and giving statments like this.We know the out come of the election.


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