A tense situation prevailed at Aluthgama on the Galle-Colombo Road after an assault incident this evening.
Heavy traffic was also reported in the area after the protestors blocked the road. No one has been arrested yet.
Ministers Kumara Welgama and Rohitha Abeyagunawardene had visited the scene in an attempt to sort out matters. Minister Welagama’s vehicle was reportedly damaged after it was stoned by the angry crowd. (Text and Pix by Sarath Siriwardene)
why is the minister there to settle a dispute. It's a matter for the police and the law enforcement and the legal system. Things are pretty messed up an politician are responsible and they are trying to repair things on their own. No system. no wonder people keep throwing stones at them.
Kurulu Lowa Thursday, 12 June 2014 01:24 PM
Good to hear that the Transport Jokers vehicle was stoned. He deserves it. The worst out out the useless lot.
dias Thursday, 12 June 2014 02:11 PM
Why ministers come to a crime scene. allow police to do their job impartially. Now they have to arrest not only the thug who hit the monk but also hooligans who attack the ministers vehicle..
mollamaari Thursday, 12 June 2014 06:49 PM
Did he pay any tax on the money he bought the vehicle? Deserve more stones. Again why STF?? Police does not have backbones to handle this situation.
haji Friday, 13 June 2014 03:18 AM
No more hope on cops..two shop were burn in front of police
King Friday, 13 June 2014 04:50 AM
Good governance no law we are living in a jungle
Say Something Friday, 13 June 2014 12:41 AM
Very strange. Why are Buddhist monks getting beaten up? That means they are not up to their mark. They should command respect from the masses, whether Singhala or Tamil. We have seen monks behaving rudely in recent demonstrations and agitations. That's one reason they loose their respect.
Shesha Friday, 13 June 2014 03:53 AM
our foolish people destroy the minister's vehicle.but public have to pay its damages. its not a minister's personal vehicle.
mohamed asfar Friday, 13 June 2014 05:00 AM
sri lanka full in reverse gear..................
hameed Friday, 13 June 2014 10:51 AM
So you think just because one or two monks do something bad.. all the rest should be beaten... ? Hmm intresting logic.. you could have become maharajas advisors.. :p
Asoka Friday, 13 June 2014 11:08 AM
why couldn't they hit the minister instead of the vehicle...???
Soothsayer Friday, 13 June 2014 07:03 PM
The Transport Ministers kendarey is not good. Strikes derailments demonstrations and now Gal Poojawa. Keep out of politics. via DM iPad app
don Friday, 13 June 2014 02:21 PM
And abortions too
sam Sunday, 15 June 2014 03:55 AM
Minister Rohitha has gone to c his buses. He has more than 100 buses . via DM iPad app
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