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By Athula Bandara


A UNP candidate who was to contest the upcoming General Election is seeking ten million Rupees from the Anuradhapura police as compensation for the physical harm they caused him while dispersing a group of protestors recently.

In a complaint to the Human Rights Commission, UNP Provincial councilor Rohana Gamage said that he has been hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries to his foot, allegedly following a tear gas attack by the police two weeks ago.

In the complaint filed through his family, Gamage said that he is now unable to campaign for the upcoming elections as a result of his injuries. Mr. Gamage was injured on February 12 when the police were forced to use teargas to disperse a group of protestors demanding the release of General Sarath Fonseka.  (Daily Mirror online)


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  • Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:42 AM

    If you are not a Govt Supporter you have "No Chance".

    Monday, 22 February 2010 07:57 AM

    Human Rights should expedite the matter to get the compensation as soon as possible for him to fund his election campaign .

    Monday, 22 February 2010 04:27 AM

    He is the most suitable candidate to contest with the UNP ticket. Even before the nominations he demands money.

    Monday, 22 February 2010 03:14 AM

    More than 50% of citizens need compensation for the things that are being done.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:29 PM

    There should be legistlations brought and made legal to compansate any citizen affected by any Government or Public organization. This will curtail state terrorism.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:03 PM

    Tear gas causes no harm to a foot. If cripples in wheel chairs can contest elections, why not a man with an injured foot. Must be a reject of the UNP, trying to make a quick buck..

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 04:37 PM

    Good show and appreciated very much. This is the way we should act in the future. Policemen are given (Political Powers) to harress people in the wrong manner. Let us teach a good lesson to the Police in the future.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 04:33 PM

    Very reasonable. Every citizen of SriLanka should act like this and demand from our Idiotical Police Department who are the slaves of Mahinda's regime.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 04:28 PM

    He must be compensated.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 02:47 PM

    Wise move. Looks like going for some popularity what matters at the end of the GE. He is one step ahead of all the other UNP candidates even before the nominations.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 07:25 AM

    good
    however, these days hitting to people is their hobby.....

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:35 AM

    Or he is not allowed to contest by UNP because he had supported SF.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 10:48 AM

    Why?? Need more money for the campaign??

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 10:39 AM

    A very good move. People should fight against police brutality legally as Police are not licenced to maim or kill like 007.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 10:13 AM

    Police is politicize even good officers with some self respect can work. No wonder Srilanka is moving very fast towards another Myanmar

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 10:11 AM

    Ten million Rupees...Not enough for posters even !.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 10:09 AM

    Trying to recover the money spent for election...!!!

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 09:58 AM

    People will continue to support Maharaja no matter what he does and the maharaja nows it

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 09:56 AM

    ITS APRACTICE TO PUNISH THE OPPOSTIONS AND WIN ELECTIONS

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 09:06 AM

    Still our fools support


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