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A Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) election office in Akkaraipattu was attacked this morning by a group of masked men who arrived in several vehicles.

Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFÉ) told Daily Mirror the SLMC supporters who were at the office at the time of the attack had given the vehicle numbers to the police.

CaFFE said some people who were heading towards an SLMC election rally had also been attacked by the masked men.

It alleged that the suspects were residing at a Water Board circuit bungalow.

CaFÉ Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon said he had informed Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya about the incident.

Meanwhile a group of 40 women who were engaged in a house to house campaign in Eravur had also come under attack by supporters of a UPFA candidate. An SLMC source said they had complained to the Batticaloa District Assistant Elections Commissioner.

According to party sources several women who were injured had been admitted to Eravur Hospital. (Yohan Perera)
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  • Nodrog Friday, 31 August 2012 12:50 PM

    Wonder why these parties have to fight each other during elections. Are they so desperate to serve the people...or themselves!

    NS Sunday, 02 September 2012 07:04 AM

    dont send silly commends ARUNA... can realize your childish mind in this..!

    IBNUABOO Friday, 31 August 2012 12:55 PM

    election campaign and voting should be fair and free in keeping with the election law of this democratic country. but election violence on the supportes of anti government political parties increasing in east which show that with the help of government this attacks are being carried out in free and fair to crush the motto of fair and free election

    Jawfer Friday, 31 August 2012 01:37 PM

    Stupids politicians. Because of power hungry they use women for their own benefits. These so called PC members nothing did for society . We do not need communal parties because no Prabha exit now .

    kumar Friday, 31 August 2012 02:13 PM

    Can't understand what they are going to achieve by this type of thuggery.

    Singore Friday, 31 August 2012 02:23 PM

    cum on athaulla . Dom dom.

    Nero Friday, 31 August 2012 02:37 PM

    When thieves fall out?

    Fathima Friday, 31 August 2012 02:44 PM

    Mr. Commissioner,
    Please cancel the election in and around of Akkaraipattu area where a roudism of ..... is in increase despite of several warnings by your great office. Public are watching you.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 31 August 2012 02:59 PM

    It is no secret as to who are the people who occupy and carry out election work from government owned property. So, this is obviously a "home and home" match!

    commonman Friday, 31 August 2012 03:26 PM

    We all know whats happening in Akkaraipattu. Its A... and his thugs who are working in water board and hospital. If you have a visit to Akkaraipattu you can see whats those hospital staffs doing with out servicing at hospital.

    Vattakka Friday, 31 August 2012 03:47 PM

    Athaulla should be thrown out by MR...as he's similar to Merwin....people around MR are thugs...

    kamil falool Friday, 31 August 2012 06:54 PM

    UPFA DOES NOT LIME SLMC CONTESTING ON THEIR OWN

    Lanka Muslim, UK Friday, 31 August 2012 08:33 PM

    Oh..these politicians are desperate to serve the people? Nonsense. They are desperate to serve themselves.

    Ahmad Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:42 PM

    Nonsense. You think women is only for that? I astonished when read the news that Muslim women are campaigning for election. Think this is a positive change for a community which was kept in dark for centuries. Remember Islam gave equal rights for women 1000 years before Europe got liberated from dark age.

    aruna Saturday, 01 September 2012 01:49 AM

    Good Move.....By hoook or Crook SLMC should be defeated in EAST.

    Sim Saturday, 01 September 2012 02:58 PM

    The Election Commissioner should not register parties with Ethnic names.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 01 September 2012 02:18 AM

    What are you going to say now Mr.Hakeem?

    kim Saturday, 01 September 2012 04:58 PM

    it is a taste of paridise as tughs are the form of peace in sri lanka

    Minister Saturday, 01 September 2012 06:14 AM

    Such things happen in countries with 5-star democracy!


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