A tense situation was reported today in Teldeniya after a death of a 41-year-old man due to an attack by a group of people who had come in a three-wheeler.
The man who was receiving treatment at the Kandy Teaching Hospital for a week had succumbed to his injuries last Saturday.
The victim, M.G. Kumarasinghe, a resident of Ambala in Medamahanuwara had been attacked by a group of people in Teldeniya Town over an incident involving two vehicles.
The assailants who were residents of Ambagahalanda, Digana were arrested by the police and a three-wheeler was taken into custody.
It was reported that the people in Digana, Teldeniya, Udispattuwa and Medamahanuwara had launched a Hartal in protest of the attack.
Angry crowds had set two shops on fire in Moragahamula and police and STF teams had been deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.
Twenty-four people who had resorted to violence had been arrested by the Teldeniya police. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
Video by Chamil Rupasinghe
ANTON Monday, 5 March 2018 11:50
SORRY, LOW AND OLDER MINISTER IS IN THE PROCESS OF SUPPLYING WI-FI NETWORK AND RESHUFFLING CORRUPTORS.
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Legend Monday, 5 March 2018 11:53
Hats off to the author of this article and Daily Mirror.. Not once was the race or religion of either party mentioned. This is the way forward to rid our beautiful country of the racism disease! RIP the victim.. while the culprits need to be handed out maximum punishment. Unfortunately it's the innocent shop owners n public who suffer from this backlash!
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SL Monday, 5 March 2018 13:11
Unfortunately attakers are Muslim and the victims are Sinhalese this was otherwise author could have come with race .like in Ampara incident
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Jaliya Monday, 5 March 2018 11:54
yet another example of human civilization had moved in to fifth generation according to Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka ....... Arn't we all so proud of you for your viewpoint of human civilization of SLK and trying to butter up the public ?
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Raz Monday, 5 March 2018 13:18
Now at least the three weeler culture should be controlled irrespective cast or religion. via DM Android App
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nishantha Monday, 5 March 2018 13:37
without tougher laws ,people will behave like animals
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Premalal Monday, 5 March 2018 15:47
People are animals. What is the use of tougher laws if they only applied selectively. You can't blame people for taking the law into their hands when they have lost faith in the law makers.
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Martin Milton Monday, 5 March 2018 15:18
This is very sad. In such a country like Sri Lanka one expects people to be far, FAR more tolerant than this rabid mob of possibly drug and alcohol crazed demons. Let the Police mete out just and maximum punishment for those who attacked by bringing them to Court and providing all the evidence to obtain a guilty verdict. Some where somehow the people who are up to this manner of acts need to be restrained and given just punishment. MM
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Yehiya Monday, 5 March 2018 15:40
There are some bankrupt politicians behind the incident. Best way to good minister to look the ministry of law
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Smartercitizen Monday, 5 March 2018 15:47
Are we still to blame the previous regime?? These kind of issues did rise up during the previous regime? Whom are we to blame ?? The government?? Or the misguided uneducated people of our country
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Siv Monday, 5 March 2018 17:39
Its a curse our people fighting each other...
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Jayantha Monday, 5 March 2018 17:43
Time has come to send this government home.
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