Stabbed man was EPDP candidate
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 30 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The EPDP charged today that the PLOTE had grievously wounded one of its candidates in Velanai called Tharmalingam Paramanathan by stabbing him with the jagged edge of a broken bottle.
The PLOTE office in Colombo said that it was not aware of this incident.
A PLOTE spokesman stuck to the earlier version that it was a minor fracas with some drunken civilians who had also pelted a car belonging to the group.
But the matter was later resolved when the civilians came to the PLOTE office at Bangalawadi in Velanai.
30.12.97 Civilian knifed in public brawl