Suspect in UNP attack bailed

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 December 1999, 08:16 GMT]
A suspect, Sumedha Jayampathy Perera of Ragama, involved in the attack on the UNP 'Sri Kotha' headquarters was released on bail of Rupees 5000 (Approximately 70 US D) by the Gangodaville Magistrate Sarath Chandrasiri Karunaratne.

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UNP activists show the remains of a huge cut-out of Opposition Presidential candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe after alleged ruling party supporters attacked the UNP headquarters in Colombo on 29 November. Photo:AFP
The Officers of the UNP Headquarters complained that an armed group comprising about 15 persons was involved in this attack in the early hours of November 27, during the Presidential polls campaign, causing much concern among the public.

The police conducting the investigations apprehended a suspect and also traced vehicles alleged to have been involved in the incident.

Meanwhile the police said over 400 incidents of violence relating to the Presidential elections have been reported to the Special Election Secretariat since 9 November.

According to the Police over 100 incidents have been reported during the weekend.


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