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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today instructed the Police Chief N.K Illangkoon to carry out an investigation into the sabotage of opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s public rally at Wanduramba in Galle this morning.


“Two special police teams and the Wanduramba Police are investigating the incident,” Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said.  


He said disciplinary action would be taken against the Wanduramba Police OIC for not having provided security to the location where the public rally was to be held.


SSP Rohana said security had been provided throughout the night and till six in the morning but the incident had occurred after the security had been removed and that the reason why the security had been removed was also being investigated.


Unidentified gangsters who had arrived in two Defender jeeps are reported to have sabotaged the stage and the decorations by setting them on fire. They had also damaged the vehicle and the public address system.


Mr. Sirisena was scheduled to address a rally in Wanduramba this evening.(Darshana Sanjeewa)


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  • Jay Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:00 PM

    Why is the Elections Commisioner not doing anything. Does he have a special police force or not?

    Shaul Wednesday, 17 December 2014 09:27 PM

    Police is offering rewards for any information that will lead to the finding of the saboteur.

    hb Wednesday, 17 December 2014 07:15 PM

    If I were the police I would not do anything until i got the orders from president. Initiating a probe on government thugs without presidential orders is a sure way to go home. Police have kids and family too.

    Goviya Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:54 PM

    Outcome of the police investigation - "SUPPORTERS OF THE OPPOSITION COMMON CANDIDATE HAVE DONE THIS THEMSELVES TO SLING MUD AT GOVERNMENT"

    Gona Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:23 PM

    Wonder where sajin was

    Sheyenne Algama Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:57 PM

    They are good actors, but the movie is about to come to an end...

    Justan Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:26 PM

    No any income to police

    rebecca Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:21 PM

    THERE U GOOOOO.......................

    S.Sriranjan Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:19 PM

    How coulld one of the Presidenital Candidate take the position of Election Commissioner???

    Prasannajit Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:26 PM

    Horage ammagen pena ahanna hadanawa wage...........

    lionheart Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:59 PM

    Sir, the police have given the final verdict as Maithripala supporters having burnt thier own stage due to a foreign conspiracy.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:59 PM

    He wants to know so he can reward them.

    nishendra Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:52 PM

    No body should instruct to probe an inquiry.In a democratic country police should go there and do their duty

    Rohana Wijeweera Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:46 PM

    Not probe only, punish the culprits, this is a bad example your people set for future generation. shame..

    chux Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:42 PM

    This is the way he runs the country...God bless for innocent Sri Lankans rights

    ravi Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:38 PM

    President orders IGP to find that Maithripala Sirisena set fire to the stage himself,

    nalaka Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:31 PM

    can he or is it only the election commissioner who can order


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