An SP-led probe is being conducted on the attack on UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s convoy at Balapitiya last evening.
He is reported to have attacked by a group of pro-government supporters while on his way to visit the kith and kin of fishermen who died when their boats capsized due to the stormy weather.
Mr. Wickremesinghe was unhurt but his state-owned vehicle was damaged.
The Balapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman, a close confidant of a powerful UPFA parliamentarian from the area, is alleged to have led the attack.
Police said statements were being recorded from eyewitnesses but no arrests have being made so far. (Supun Dias)
Comments - 20
Reader Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:46 AM
No Wasanthi, no point arresting a single person. We need to ueducate the people to vote wisely and elect wise men to rule us.
sujith Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:06 PM
People attack ranil for not attacking the Government ,
This is expected.
Grace Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:26 PM
Already a grave has been dug for the findings of the inquiry.
Shan Wednesday, 12 June 2013 08:45 AM
Pradeshiya Saba goons are a curse for the country. They are the thugs, murderers, rapists, thieves, extortionists etc. Who can do away with these cancerous elements?
ANTON Wednesday, 12 June 2013 08:52 AM
THIS IS ALSO A NATURAL DISASTER, THESE ARE NOT STONES, PARTICLES OF METEORITES CAME FROM OUTER SPACE.
raja ratnayake Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:05 AM
now those thugs cant bare Ranil,s march towards to save our country from dictatorship.
KaluSudha Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:11 AM
Sinking deeper and deeper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fassey Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:11 AM
pradeshiya Saba members and chairman are more concerned about thuggery and illegal activities than serving the community.
Perumal Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:14 AM
But he is "family". Orders for the attack as well as the high-level probe might have come from the same high source.
Critic Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:18 AM
The attack was carried out with the order of higher authorities. It seems they had expected the visit of opposition leader in advance.
The Watcher Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:00 AM
when will all the people get together and fight for freedom and put a full stop to all this nonsense??? never... unless you get over that fear which is holding you back. look at some countries out there, people protest for their safety and forcing leaders to step down. hope to see a better Sri Lanka. from a true Sri Lanka... via DM Android App
old citizen Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:49 AM
Probe and report naturally end up in the dust bin
Ravi Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:02 AM
Check with Sajin Vaas Gunewardene ,re this blatant attack on the leader of the opposition. .Cannot expect much gentlemanly behaviour from uneducated thugs now trying to gain respectability by trying to be diplomats.
Rata Haraka Thursday, 13 June 2013 06:29 AM
But I thought RW was 'under the protection' of the (noda)King?
Kodituwakkuarachchi Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:30 AM
I wont be surprised if the CIA and the FBI are called in in chartered flights because Ranil is so essential for UPFA to hold on to power.
doratupala Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:41 AM
Thuggery is reaching its peak, what next?
chandi malli Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:56 AM
there will be no results...
Zufar Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:20 AM
someone with the same surname as the recently arrested DIG is that prominant politician.
AKRAM PASHA Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:04 AM
because the government can not digest the overwhelm support for Mr. Ranil. W. on these days.of course one day this government get humiliate by ranil, and its happening
wasanthi Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:28 AM
Must arrest This Chairman. This can't allow to happen.If thugs (politicians) running the country in their own way, what can we expect from ordinary people. The Chairman has done a criminal offense.
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