UPDATE : Common Opposition rally in Pelmadulla attacked (WATCH REPORT)

UPDATE : Common Opposition rally in Pelmadulla attacked (WATCH REPORT)

Written by Staff Writer

03 Jan, 2015 | 6:24 am

A rally organised by the New Democratic Front in support of Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena came under attack on Friday. The rally was staged opposite the Pelmadulla main bus stand.

According to Police headquarters  2 persons have already been arrested in connection with the attack, investigations are still ongoing.

Our correspondent in the area also noted that the power supply to the area was disrupted soon after last nights attack.

Speaking to News1st immediately after the attack took place Maithripala Sirisena stated that stones were pelted at the stage and crowd when he was addressing the rally. The presidential candidate also stated that several persons were also injured in the attack and that they were admitted to the hospital.

 

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