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UNP looking at legal action over Punchi Borella attack

 

After the attack - campaign went ahead

February 5, 2011, 7:00 pm
By Franklin R. Satyapalan

The UNP is considering legal action over Friday night’s attack on its candle- lit procession demanding the release of Gen. Sarath Fonseka, the party’s General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said yesterday. Several people were injured in this attack by goons armed with steel rods who set upon the protesters and their vehicles causing damage running into millions. Police said yesterday that no suspects had been arrested with the media spokesman, SSP Prashantha Jayakody, saying that the organizers had said that they were carrying out their protest at the Borella junction where maximum protection was provided. However, contrary to the original, plan they had moved towards Punchi Borella where some persons performing a Bodhi Pooja asked them to go further away.

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