SL Minister Hisbullah's men lead post election violence in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 March 2011, 23:57 GMT]
1.5 million rupees worth fishing equipments belonging to the supporters of the Peoples’ Movement for Good Governance (PMGG) that contested the election to the Kaaththaankudi Urban Council held last Thursday against the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by Deputy Minister M.L.A.M.Hisbullah. Armed gang deployed allegedly by Mr. Hisbulla had set fire to fishing huts of PMGG supporters, according to complaints lodged with the police by the victims.

SL Police in Kaaththaankudi has arrested four persons in connection with the arson that was committed on the night of Thursday soon after the polling to the Kaaththaankudi UC was concluded.

During the election campaign, PMGG condemned the Deputy Minister Hisbullah for utilizing the Sri Lankan state resources for political purposes and intimidating his political opponents thus obstructing their election works.

 

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