Election clash in Nawalapitiya, 2 JVP activists injured

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 January 2010, 03:42 GMT]
Supporters of the Sri Lanka common opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka and supporters of Sri Lanka government minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage clashed Sunday evening in Warakawa in Nawalapitiya, Colombo media reported. Several activists from all sides were injured, and two Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) supporters were admitted to the Kandy Teaching Hospital.

JVP sources said their supporters along with some members of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) were canvassing for Gen. Fonseka in Warakawa village when some goons armed with iron bars had attacked them.

Police arrested six JVP members in connection with the incident, JVP sources claimed.

 

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