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* Post election intra-party violence in Sri Lanka claims a life in Puttalam
Wed, Apr 14, 2010, 08:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Puttalam: Intra-party violence in Sri Lanka's ruling party United people's Freedom Alliance ( UPFA) following the general elections has claimed yet another life in the Puttalam District last night.

According to the police, a supporter of defeated UPFA candidate Indrani Dassanayaka was killed by supporters of another UPFA candidate who was elected.

The victim, a 19 year old boy who was actively involved in Dassanayaka's campaign, the widow of the late minister D.M. Dassanayaka, was killed in Anamaduwa.

Following the killing, villagers held a one hour demonstration outside the Anamaduwa police station today (14) demanding that action be taken against the UPFA supporter who allegedly killed the 19 year old youth.

The persons involved in the protest held placards against Puttalam district elected candidate, Priyankara Jayaratna claiming he was protecting the accused.

The intra-party clashes among the ruling party members have risen to an unprecedented level during the 2010 parliamentary election. The Election Commissioner annulled the results of the Nawalapitiya polling division due to the clashes between the party members for preferential votes.


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