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JVP Candidates Attacked

Feb 19, 2011 8:52:28 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The JVP says that three of its candidates at the local government elections have been attacked in two separate incidents.

The JVP media unit said that the party’s group leader for the Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha, P.S.K. Weladagoda had been assaulted at midnight yesterday (18).

A complaint had been lodged at the Embilipitiya police.

In another incident, two of the party’s candidates for the Pasbage Korale Pradeshiya Sabha in the Kandy District had also been assaulted around midnight yesterday (18).

The JVP candidates, Kapila Abeyratne and Sunil Bandara had been assaulted by a group persons who had arrived in a van.

Abeyratne, according to the JVP is receiving treatment at the Nawalapitiya Hospital.