A UNP delegation led by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was confronted by a group of men in Balapitiya this evening as they went round visiting the houses of the fishermen who were victims of the recent adverse weather conditions.
Reports said the attackers were aiming to stone the vehicle which carried the opposition leader and one stone had struck his vehicle.
In addition, two UNP Pradeshiya Sabha Members Asela de Soysa and W. D. Senarath had allegedly sustained injuries in the attack. Both of them had lodged complaints with the Balapitiya Police
Asoka Dhanawansa, the UNP organiser for Balapitiya who claimed to be an eye witness to the incident told Daily Mirror that both PS members had been admitted to Balapitiya Hospital.
He alleged that the Balapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Dayaratne de Silva had led the attack.
There were contradictory reports regarding the incident, with some sources saying that Mr. Wickremesinghe could not visit any of the fishermen’s houses.
However Mr. Danawansa said Mr. Wickremesinghe did visit the houses and have discussions with the families of the dead fishermen. He said he too heard about the stoning of Mr. Wickremesinghe’s vehicle but did not see it. (Kamal Liyanege and Yohan Perera)
Comments - 15
Siri Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:50 AM
Ranil pavu! at least they should let him to visit fishermen and fall his crocadile tears.
Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:53 AM
No humbugs with Balapitiya clan.
chandi malli Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:51 AM
Ranil is a gentlaman politician lot of people uneducated people can not unserstand....where is the democracy...
Fassey Wednesday, 12 June 2013 02:01 AM
Very sad we do not hear anything good about Pradeshiya Saba chairmans these days.
Kiwi Wednesday, 12 June 2013 02:11 AM
When trying to fish in troubled waters these things happen.
Koala Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:00 AM
How on earth did one stone become an 'attack'. via DM Android App
ryan Wednesday, 12 June 2013 08:36 AM
This is the village of our president's Premadasa's mother.
CROW Wednesday, 12 June 2013 02:27 AM
TO THE RANIL? NO!!! IS HE A POLITICIAN?
Api Buruwo Wednesday, 12 June 2013 02:31 AM
More Rajapaksa "democracy" in action!
jagath leanage Wednesday, 12 June 2013 06:07 AM
Attackd? What for?
zara Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:00 AM
aiyo... sorry.com via DM Android App
Perumal Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:12 AM
He should have warned them (the deceased) not to go fishing!
Pavithran Kathiravel Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:16 AM
Should have accompanied Sarath Fonseka with him to shed more crocodile tears.........
manuwel giyar Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:26 AM
mail_guy Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:43 AM
These days public don't differentiate who is good and who is bad.
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