Unidentified group attacks WP Councilor’s house in Thalawathugoda

Unidentified group attacks WP Councilor’s house in Thalawathugoda

Unidentified group attacks WP Councilor’s house in Thalawathugoda

Written by Tharushan Fernando

19 Feb, 2016 | 10:23 pm

An unidentified group had attacked the house of Western Provincial Councilor Jagath Kumara on Thursday night.

The house is located at Uthuwankanda, Thalawathugoda. Police stated that  two vehicles which were at the premises were damaged in the attack.

The attack had taken place at around 11 on Thursday night.The driver of the WP councillor stated that when coming in to work at about 6.30, the occupants in the house across the street had stated that they heard a noise at night, “like someone was knocking on the gate and it was tied up with this wire …”

Upon hearing about the incident.A number of politicians arrived at the residence of the councillor.

UPFA MP, Dinesh Gunawardena stated that this attack is seen as an attempt to suppress the views of the oppositions during the recent times, through political intimidation.

UPFA MP, Gamini Lokuge condemned the attack stating that such attacks cannot hinder the ‘force’  -and one day all these attacks will be destroyed

UPFA MP, Prasanna Ranatunga stated that it has been noted that nine members of the Joint Opposition will be arrested before April under various reasons.

“We will face this. We will not stop this struggle”, he charged

“We have worked with Mahinda Rajapaksa to save the nation on behalf of the people” said Western Provincial Councilor,Jagath Kumara. He  noted that there was a struggle with the Joint Opposition against the acts that are against the people.

He added that the corruption in the Kaduwela Municipal Council, started with the former Mayor using officers of the council for his personal use, use of resources, and the use of resources by his son who is a provincial council were revealed to the people, after raising questions in the Provincial Council.

“I believe that these threats are coming from these three groups ” charged the Councillor

We also inquired from the former Mayor of Kaduwela , GH Buddhadasa who is currently receiving treatment at a private hospital, over these claims who stated that this is a game played by Jagath during the election period and that

“Jagath is a person I influenced.He does it before every provincial council election.This is not the first time but the third time,” said the former mayor

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