Wimal Weerawanse’s party office in Batticaloa burnt down
[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 November 2010, 09:37 GMT]
Unidentified persons arriving on motor bikes set fire to the office of
the National Freedom Front (NFF), a constituent of the United Peoples
Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government led by Sri Lanka’s President
Mahinda Rajapaksa, located along Punnaikkudaa Road in Ea’ravoor division in
Batticaloa district Wednesday afternoon. NFF is a splinter group of
the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) that is currently campaigning
vigorously against the regime of Rajapaksa. JVP is alleged to be
instigating university students against the government.
Ea’ravoor Police are conducting investigation into the act of arson
that took place in broad day light.
Meanwhile, Wimal Weerawanse, NFF leader and a minister in the UPFA government, told Colombo media that the office was set on fire by anti-government forces taking political revenge on his party.