By Colombo Telegraph –
The TNA organized a meeting at the Kilinochchi office of Shritharan MP on 30th March 2013 with some of TNA party supporters. MPs Mavai Senathirajah, E Saravanabavan and M A Sumanthiran were present with Shritharan.
“About 50 people were gathered there and the meeting commenced at about 10am in the open area under trees. When the final speaker, Mavai Senathirajah was speaking, around 11.45, a procession of protestors holding the national flag were heard shouting slogans on the A9 highway. Thereafter they came into the road towards the premises we were in, hurling huge rocks and concrete blocks at us. Vehicles, and the building were damaged. Many people got injured.” says TNA.
The TNA press statement says; “Although there were police officers at that place placed for our protection, they took no effort to quell this. The people had to forcefully close the gate. Two attackers who got into the premises we caught and given to the police, who promptly chased them away out of the gate. A little later the DIG and a team of senior police officers arrived and at that the people caught another man in green T shirt (photographs show him clearly) and identified him as one of the attackers. He had a CID identity card with him. But the police officers took no notice of that and let him get away from there. Photogrphs taken show the identity of the attackers very clearly and the fact that they came in a procession along A9 without police permission for a procession, passing many police personnel on the way. No one has been arrested so far in connection with this open day light attack. ”