SLA personnel assault UNP Provincial Councillor in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 August 2011, 05:18 GMT]
Occupying Sri Lanka Army soldiers on Wednesday assaulted a 61-year-old member of the Eastern Provincial Council, Thambimuthu Aloysius Masilamany, who rushed to scene in a three-wheeler at Oo'ra'ni on receipt of information that a young woman had been assaulted. Mr. Masilamany, who represents the United National Party (UNP) in the EPC, said that the SLA soldiers at the site had attacked him even after he identified him as a member of the EPC.

The UNP member added that SLA personnel had abused him in filth and accused him for creating trouble.

Masilamany, who is also suffering from heart ailment, is undergoing treatment in the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.


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