UNP Tamil candidate attacked by goons in Kegalle
[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 August 2008, 02:54 GMT]
Goons alleged to be former minister Ranjith Soyza’s men waylaid and attacked five persons including Western People’s Front (WPF) chief candidate contesting on United National Party (UNP) ticket in Sabragamuwa Provincial Council (SPC) election, Wednesday around 11:00 a.m. as they were traveling in a vehicle through Kavaththai town in Kegalle district. All five persons are admitted to Kavaththai hospital with serious injuries while two of them with injuries to the head are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
WPF chief candidate, Roopan Perumal, Chandrakumar, Chowri, Vijayakumar, Antony are the five injured persons.
Three vehicles too have been damaged by the goons.
Mano Ganeshan, leader of WPF and parliamentarian lodged a complaint with the Kavaththai police on the above attack and visited the injured persons at the hospital.
All the five injured persons are leaving the hospital as they feel there is no safety for their lives if they remain in the hospital, WPF sources said.