Pillayan group's attack on JVP triggers protest in Ampaa'rai

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 May 2008, 08:34 GMT]
More than 15 armed personnel of Pillayan Group, the main paramilitary group in the east and a political party contesting on the ruling UPFA ticket in the forthcoming provincial council elections in the East, went amok against the members of the Sinhala extreme nationalist JVP, who were engaged on a house-to-house campaign in Thirukkoayil in Ampaa'rai district around 3:30 p.m., Monday. Nihal Galapaththi, Hambantota district JVP MP, headed a protest march in Ampaa'rai on Tuesday against the Pillayan Group.

"No Sinhala person or Muslim should dare to enter the Thirukkoayil area asking for Tamil votes," Pillayan group personnel had warned while attacking the JVP members, Mr. Galapaththi told media accusing Pillayan Group for election violence.

 

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