JVP supporters attacked while putting up Fonseka’s posters

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 December 2009, 02:45 GMT]
Ruling party supporters Thursday attacked activists of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) while they were putting up posters of General (retd) Sarath Fonseka in three locations in Gampaha district in Western province. Four JVP activists were injured, JVP said in a press release. General Fonseka has been nominated as the common opposition candidate to contest the presidential election.

The first incident took place at Veliveriya, where two JVP activists were injured and two were injured in the second incident that took place in Attanagalla later. The third attack took place at Minuwangoda with no casualties.

Meanwhile in Maradana, the police had arrived with a group of persons and threatened JVP activists while putting up posters and removed the posters which had already been put up. The police had also taken away the remaining posters of Gen Fonseka.

 

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