Gang attacks TNA MP's car in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 16:03 GMT]
Mr. N.Raviraj, Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Tuesday evening made a complaint at the Kantalai Police that his car was attacked with stones by a gang at Abeyapura, a suburb in Trincomalee town when he was returning after attending the funeral of Mr.V.Vigneswaran, President of the Trincomalee District Tamil People's Forum (TDTPF), police sources said.

This incident took place Tuesday evening at about 6 p.m. at Abeyapura, a Sinhala settlement where a gang had stopped the car in which Mr.Raviraj was traveling to Trincomalee town. The front glass panes of the car were damaged. Mr.Raviraj and his two security officers who are Sinhala police officers sustained injuries in the attack. Immediately Mr.Raviraj proceeded towards Kantalai and lodged a complaint, police sources said.

Meanwhile Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, Trincomalee district TNA parliamentarian brought to the notice of Mr.Rohan Abeyagunawardene, Deputy Inspector General of Police (east region) of the attack, sources said.

The Uppuveli Police have arrested two persons in this regard. Mr.Raviraj was given police escort from Kantalai to Habarana to proceed to Colombo

Earlier on the day the Trincomalee Police deployed a riot squad with tear gas canisters at Abeyapura junction to quell any disturbance on receipt of information that a gang had planned to disrupt the funeral procession of late Mr.V.Vigneswaran, sources said.


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