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22 September 2014 03:12 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The vehicle convoy carrying UNP Uva Province Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando who polled the highest number of preferential votes at Saturday’s election, was attacked by a group of men armed with sharp weapons in Hali-Ela this evening, a police complaint said.

Accordingly, three vehicles including Mr. Fernando’s vehicle were damaged in the attack.

A spokesman for Mr. Fernando said a police complaint was lodged at the Badulla Police station about the incident.

He said Mr. Fernando and others had gone to the Hali-Ela area after reports that a group of people were setting fire to some UNP election cutouts and offices in the area. When the vehicle convoy arrived at the scene just in front of the Hali-Ela police post, a mob armed with sharp weapons started to attack the vehicle convoy damaging them, he said.

“The rear window of Mr. Fernando’s vehicle was completely damaged due to the attack,” the spokesman said.

He also charged that it was a planned attack on Mr. Fernando. However, no one was injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, the Police media unit in Colombo said there was a clash between two groups in the Hali-Ela area and the police were investigating the incident.

  Comments - 10

  • Saskia Monday, 22 September 2014 04:11 PM

    Welcome to SL. This is SL style of democracy. Pretending as if they are holding elections and after that, either not giving the full powers or attacking the opposite parties using illegal gangs.

    Peter Monday, 22 September 2014 09:42 PM

    Writing is on the wall for the Family Company.Can not take a defeat graceful y.All the dealers thugs and goons better start find a place to move their money. Before the Gaddafi moment come. via DM Android App

    MALLAWATANTRI Monday, 22 September 2014 04:49 PM


    mount Monday, 22 September 2014 10:20 PM


    Waco Monday, 22 September 2014 04:53 PM

    This is a joke. Department Police is weak and unable to tacke any situation.
    This has happened in front of Hali-Ela Police post. Police manning the place have done nothing.
    Thugs have taken the law into their hand.

    GC Monday, 22 September 2014 04:54 PM

    " at the scene just in front of the Hali-Ela police post, a mob armed with sharp weapons started to attack" and
    " the police were investigating the incident".
    Now, could not the police be vigilant and prevent the incident in the first place? Are they under some order to not intervene or are they scared that intervention will bring them a transfer?
    What a democratic, peaceful and fair country!

    Cobra Tuesday, 23 September 2014 01:13 AM

    Clearly the work of sore losers and the UPFA is full of them!!!

    Gamini Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:56 AM

    people of Sri-Lanka have courage to defeat the corrupted politicians. UNP leadershi must unite. We don't care what Mangala and ravi K say.

    robin Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:57 AM

    What was introduced in 1977 is being carried forward.

    Namal Perera Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:25 AM

    Only in a corrupt lawless Banana Republic ruled by a ................!!!

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