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Three people have been arrested in Polonaruwa in connection a clash that took place yesterday between supporters of the ruling UPFA and  supporters of General Sarath Fonseka in front of an election propaganda office of the common opposition candidate.

The suspects are to be produced before court, Police Spokesman I.M Karunaratne told Daily Mirror online.

Meanwhile, the bike used in the shooting that took place in Tangalle was recovered by Police. The weapon used in the shooting however has not yet been found, the police said.  (SD)

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  • Thursday, 14 January 2010 09:13 AM

    They dump weapon for next shooting.

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:18 AM

    I guess the arrested persons were SF supporters? Typical of the spineless police, who can't say no to government politicians.

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:35 AM

    From which party?

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:24 PM

    SL Police acting so fast means they have arrested some innocent SF supporters who will now be locked up without bail. On the very slim chance they are MR supporters, they will be released within a day for "lack of evidence". I think SL Police should be re-named "Rajapakse Police"

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:37 PM

    This culture is nothing new.We have been seeing this since late R.Premadasa's time.Voters still remember, although Arjuna has forgotten, as to what happened to his ancestral house. They had to take refuge! The UNP goons destroyed it. Violence from any side we condemn. If the candidates are not fighting each other and they are perfectly in talking terms why people in between should fight and kill each other. This not exclusive for any party now, sadly all are in it. This is an absolute shame for the entire country. These incidents are already in the international media. Please let's stop it now! At least for the sake of our country's name let's put a stop now.

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 07:25 AM

    Were they also mentally retarted?

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 03:21 PM

    Yes, this culture is not new - the country needs a change! This change must be for a better future, for our kids to live proudly, in a disciplined society!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 08:13 AM

    If this is the culture that MR is going to cultivate among the future Youths, then all parents and guardians should not not vote for MR


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