Opposition Meeting In Haputale Attacked 10 Minutes Before Ranil's Arrival

An election meeting of the Common Opposition which was scheduled to be held in Haputale came under attack by goons just ten minutes before the arrival of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The meeting was organized by Opposition Leader of Uva Provincial Council and former UNP Parliamentarian Harin Fernando.

Speaking to Asian Mirror, Fernando said the attack was carried out by the brother of the Haputale Urban Council Chairman and his supporters. They removed flags and damaged the stage, commanding the opposition to stop the meeting.

“The attack was carried out the UPFA local government politician in the presence of police officers. The Police acted as if they were mere onlookers” Fernando told Asian Mirror.

Four people, including UNP Provincial Councilor Senarath Jayasuriya, have been hospitalized following the incident.


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