TNA candidates, supporters attacked by government party men in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 August 2009, 05:26 GMT]
A group of supporters led by the leader of a government party contesting the election in the Vavuniyaa Urban Council attacked two candidates of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and their supporters while they were engaged in electioneering at Kuruma'nve’li area in Vavuniyaa Monday evening in two separate incidents, according to complaints lodged with Vavuniyaa Police and the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV).

The attackers arrived in a vehicle with four police personnel and stopped the TNA supporters issuing leaflets to voters and intimidated them from continuing their electioneering.

The first incident took place around 5:15 p.m when TNA candidate Arunakirinathan Rajan led the electioneering.

The second incident took place fifteen minutes later the same day when TNA candidate S.Rathan was leading the campaign.

Tamil National Alliance candidates are in the election fray in the ticket of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchchi (ITAK), one of the leading constituents in the TNA.

 

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