Infighting leads to arrest of UPFA candidate
[TamilNet, Friday, 02 April 2010, 11:43 GMT]
The Puththalam Police Friday arrested a ruling UPFA candidate Sanath Nishantha on a complaint that he had assaulted the son of another UPFA candidate Minister Neomal. The suspect was
produced in Puththalam Court and ordered remand till next Monday. The assault took place on Wednesday night, sources in Puththalam said.
The suspect Mr. Nishantha had earlier warned Mr. Perera’s supporters
to refrain from campaigning in his strongholds. Mr. Perera, a former
UNP member is contesting under the UPFA ticket, from the same
Meanwhile over 192 persons have been remanded in connection with
election related violence while another 240 suspects are at large in
connection with such incidents, DIG Gamini Navaratne told media
Most of the incidents have been reported from the Central Province and
are related to infighting within political parties, he said.