Home » News

Supporters injured as parties clash in Sri Lanka election

[Xinhua, Monday, 4 January 2010 16:50 No Comment]

At least eight political activists were injured while a police vehicle suffered damages in election violence on Sunday in Sri Lanka, said the police.

They said that five people were injured in the Colombo suburb of Kiribathgoda in the morning when opposition party activists went house-to-house campaigning in Kiribathgoda.

"We were set upon by a group of government supporters," Varuna Deeptha Rajapakse, an opposition activist said.

Police said they used tear gas to quell violence when the opposition group hit back at government supporters.

In the central district town of Nawalapitiya another clash occurred between government and opposition groups with three people being hospitalized.

In this case, the government supporters accused opposition groups of storming into an electoral office.

[Full Coverage]

(For updates you can share with your friends, follow TNN on Facebook, Twitter and Google+)

Comments are closed.