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* Sri Lanka main opposition initiates disciplinary action against MP-elect's alleged attacker
Thu, Apr 15, 2010, 07:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party has initiated a disciplinary inquiry on the party's provincial councilor for the NorthWestern Province, Shantha Abeysekara for his alleged involvement in the attack on UNP Puttalam District member Palitha Range Bandara who was re-elected at the recent general election.

The UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya has said the disciplinary inquiry is to commence shortly.

Range Bandara is expected to undergo two more surgeries for the injuries sustained by him during the attack last Saturday night.

Five people including Abeysekara were arrested by the police for allegedly attacking Range Bandara.

The Chilaw Magistrate Court on Sunday remanded the suspects till April 23 pending further investigations.

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