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.