Journalist Kapila Chandana Kuruppuarachchi is receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo for injuries he sustained in an attack on the night of September 22 in the Hali Ela police area. The victim alleged that he had been severely assaulted opposite a police post at Hali Ela by Minister Dilan Perera’s supporters. The gang also caused heavy damage to a vehicle belonging to Swarnavahini journalist, Palitha Ariyawansa. Police spokesman, SSP Ajitha Rohana said that a special team had been deployed to arrest those responsible for the attack. Badulla-based journalists demonstrated at Badulla main bus stand demanding that the perpetrators be brought to justice immediately.
Sajith appointed UNP
Deputy Leader, Ravi
Assistant Leader, Eran
At a crucial meeting of the UNP Working Committee (WC) yesterday Sajith Premadasa was given back the Deputy leader’s position.
Ravi Karunanayake was appointed the Assistant Leader.
The meeting went off smoothly and decisions were unanimous with even those known to have serious differences of opinion virtually nodding their heads in agreement at Sirikotha.
Ranjith Maddumabandara, who had been shifting his localities between Sajith and Wickremesinghe was appointed Senior Deputy Chairman while Thalatha Athukorale who has been an open critic of the UNP leader was made Secretary–Election Affairs.