TNA candidate at the upcoming Northern Provincial Council election and wife of former LTTE Trincomlaee political wing leader Elilan, Ananthi Sasitharan‘s vehicle was allegedly attacked in Jaffna last night, sources told Colombo Telegraph.
The incident took place around 9:45 p.m.
Sasitharan was returning home following campaigning when heavy objects were thrown at her vehicle. Neither the candidate or her driver sustained injuries. returning home after her election campaign. The assailant was reportedly riding a motorbike, sources in the north said.
According to the candidate, she had noticed three VIP vehicles passing her vehicle before she came under attack. The motorcyclist had come up upon her vehicle when Sasitharan’s vehicle had slowed down to allow the VIP convoy to pass, sources said. A police complaint has been filed in this regard.
Sasitharan has championed the cause of families of the disappeared after her own husband and LTTE member Elilan went missing after he surrendered in May 2009. She gave evidence before the LLRC to this effect. Sasitharan recently met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay during her visit to the north during her fact finding mission.