Attack on UNP procession: UPFA attackers identified – police


By Madura Ranwala

Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana yesterday told The Island yesterday that the Mawathagama police had identified ten UPFA supporters allegedly involved in Friday’s attack on a UNP motorcade.

The police, however, had not been able to arrest any suspects so far.

The incident occurred after Maithripala Sirisena had announced himself as the Common Candidate for the next presidential election to be held on Jan. 08, next year.

Executive director of Campaign For Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon has, in his letter to Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, revealed how the police personnel looked on, while a group of persons led by Chairman of Mawathagama Pradeshiya Sabha Upul Perera were carrying out an attack on the supporters of the UNP and their vehicles.

Tennakoon said that he had submitted video and photographic evidence to the Election Commissioner to prove the involvement of Upul Perera pictured holding an iron bar close to four police officers and threatening a journalist.

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