UNP Puttalam District candidate and former MP Palitha Range Bandara, who contested at the 2010 General Elections, was assaulted in Chilaw this evening and has been admitted to hospital. Five people have been arrested over the incident, Police spokesman S.P Jayakody told Daily Mirror online.
The police spokesman further said that among those arrested was a UNP member and said the clash was part of intra-party rivalry. He also said that Range Bandara was transfered to the Colombo National hospital from Chilaw for further treatment. He was believed to be in critical condition. (ER)
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