Although a section of the Police attempted to attribute
last week’s killing of a 19-year-old youth in Mawanella to accidental
discharge of a galkatas (improvised gun) while a group of youth was
on a drinking binge, the former Health Minister of the Sabaragamuwa PC
Lalith Dissanayake, an SLFP candidate contesting the forthcoming election,
yesterday said he had been shot by an Army deserter for no apparent
The victim was one of his supporters.
The Mawanella police initially played down the incident, dismissing it as an accidental death caused by a person trying to show off his weapon.
Lalith Dissanayake told The Island that the 19-year-old youth had been shot at ...
JVP accuses SLFP of family
The JVP yesterday said the SLFP was attempting to convert the Provincial Councils into ‘variga sabhas’ by fielding the kith and kin of powerful politicos. This attempt at promoting nepotism must be defeated otherwise it would...
to visit the East
A European Parliamentary delegation will visit Sri Lanka between July 20 and 26 for a visit to the Eastern Province. They will meet with the Eastern...