Nine arrested over K’nawa attack

15 January 2010 06:50 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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BY Gandhya Senanayake, Sumaiya Rizvi and Farook Thajudeen

Police have arrested 9 people for their involvement in the attack on UNP Urban councilor Janaka Naulla and damaging 3 houses in Kolonnawa early this morning. They were presented in court and remanded till the 18th  of this month.

The gang had used iron clubs to carry out the attack. UNP Urban councilor Janaka Naulla was severely inured in the attack and had been reported to have sustained critical head and abdominal injuries.

His wife Inoka Kumudani told Daily Mirror online that the attackers had even threatened to set fire to her and her children. 

The attack is believed to have been prompted after councilor Janka Naulla organized a presidential election rally for General Sarath Fonseka in the Kollonnawa area last evening.
UNP urban council member Chithra Dias’s residence and Provincial Council member K. A. Sunil residence was also attacked.

Police are conducting further investigations regarding the incident.

  Comments - 24

  • Saturday, 16 January 2010 09:35 AM

    come on guys, dont blame the govt. and the police. after all they are trying to conduct a free and fair election and in the process come back to power. so, what's wrong with that? a score of houses, political offices, vehicles being damaged or burnt and a few murders, thuggery are so minor things in a free and fair election we really shouldn't be complaining at all.
    just look at the returns for those pristine white and clean as a whistle politicians who come into power aftrer a free and fair election. we shouldn't deny them their dues.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 10:42 AM

    Very Good Mr IGP keep it up. Up Hold Justice and then the justice itself will set you free!!

    Friday, 15 January 2010 10:49 AM

    Dear Siripala,

    In which Police Station are you working in Sri Lanka Police?

    Friday, 15 January 2010 06:59 AM

    Just heard (12.30pm) on TV news from JHU priest that these are SLFP supporters paid by the opposition to discredit the President. What convoluted logic - Musawada from a priest - not surprising he is a high up in the JHU.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:01 AM

    Very good. as usual the corrupt and rotten police is always conducting "further investigations." They will NEVER arrest the culprits because they are the people who did the attack. This is a no man's land.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 10:52 AM

    who said that Sri Lanka is a war free country practically there is alkways clashes taking place daily these last few days yet there is a war taking place between minister's thugs and innocent civilians and to add toi this it's sad to see our puppet police officers are doing nothing but always conducting investigations which never has a result
    what is the action the president and his jumbo cabinet ministers taking to prevent theese violence?????

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:05 AM

    When you preach violence & spread hatred on election platforms & on their favorite media these things have to be expected. What has happened to the dharmishta samajaya & the dharma deepaya promised by our politicians ? All these are the result of political & power greed by a few but sadly average voter doesnt understand this reality in the correct perspective. They are happy to do anything for the dollars they get of the bath packet they get for their masters.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:09 AM

    Keep them behind bars atleast until the 27th for a dual purpose - to avoid further attacks and to reduce the votes by atleast 9 and this will make the attackers (from both sides) ofcourse without arbitrary arrests) think twice before they attack the opponents.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:11 AM

    Great achievement of the Police! But who are the people arrested? Ae they "also" mentally retarded? Just as the one who shot dead Ms Kusumawathie?

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:13 AM

    All the neutral people should come forward and express their displease for this kind of activities. Country's democracy is in great danger. Still people need this chinthanaya.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:13 AM

    Pure desparation. Like fish out of water.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:14 AM

    Attacking the opposition is tantamount to agreeing that you are defeated

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:14 AM

    His Excellency's SINcere orders to stop violance finally in action.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:37 AM

    Didn't MR initially state that he wants to conduct a free and fair election!! This is what he always does - says what people want to hear and then does exactly what he wants!!! He keeps insulting the peoples intelligence!

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:40 AM

    This is the reason why we would all gather to protect democracy. Without democracy, there can be no development. So, Fonseka must win

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:50 AM

    Well said Bala. These are the priests who wants to go to ' Dharma Rajya". These type of people are well deserved the punishment once said by one of the late Prime Ministers of the country some times back.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 07:57 AM

    This lawlessness is the reason why we need Change.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 08:00 AM

    Not just priests, the govt has a set of religious leaders now to spread misleading stories.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 08:07 AM

    It is really sad that this election is turning out to be so violent. Sri Lanka is over 60 years old and has been a continous democracy. Yet, we don't seem to possess the will needed to hold a peaceful election or change of government in a democratic/non-violent manner.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 08:32 AM

    Everyone except Sri Lanka Police know who's behind this attack. It's high time to rally against these goons.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 08:39 AM

    Sri Lanka Police,
    Is it as follows?

    "Nine UNP supporters were arrested for attacking UNP supporters at a rally supporting General SF."

    I expect this statement from Sri Lanka Police very soon.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 08:39 AM

    How can we expect fair election? there will be more violence in due course

    Friday, 15 January 2010 08:46 AM

    We saw only once that these type of culprits being punished in the udathalavinna case, even they were later released

    Friday, 15 January 2010 08:46 AM

    Funny......There’s another story saying, that murder has nothing to do with politics. They say it was a family dispute....Apitama hondai mewa.....


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