UNP parliamentarians attacked in Slave Island

UNP parliamentarians attacked in Slave Island

UNP parliamentarians attacked in Slave Island

Written by News 1st

21 Oct, 2014 | 10:15 pm

A group of UNP parliamentarians were attacked in Slave Island on Tuesday while they were on an inspection tour at a location reportedly belonging to the Ports Authority, to inquire into alleged irregularities.

Several vehicles that the MPs were travelling in were damaged in the incident.

The UNP parliamentarians led by UNP Assistant Leader MP Ravi Karunanayake, inspected the Ports Authority Security Training School in Slave Island, on Tuesday. As the MPs were leaving the location, a certain group had hurled stones at them.

Several vehicles had been damaged in the incident. Meanwhile, police say that they had initiated an investigation into the incident, based on a tip-off. The police added that an individual at a SLFP Trade Union Office had lodged a complaint with the police that a group of MPs had forcibly entered their office premises.

Meanwhile, a vehicle belonging to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and a stock of posters carrying propaganda against the UNP National Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe, were discovered in the Mayadunna area in Uhana, Ampara.

Our reporter says a group of villagers had intervened and handed over the vehicle to the police.

When News1st made inquiries, police said that a group of people had turned over six individuals, the vehicle and the posters to the police.

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