Nov 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) today filed a complaint at the Human Rights Commission in connection with the clash that took place in Matara on last month.
UNP General Secretary MP Tissa Attanayake, Head of the UNP Communications Division MP Mangala Samaraweera, Attorney Dinesh Dodamgoda and 11 others, who were arrested by police following the clash between rival UNP supporters on October 5 in Matara, handed over the compliant to the Human Rights Commission.
After handing over the complaint UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said the Matara Police had arrested some UNPers who did not have any connection with the clash and their arrests were illegal.
He said the clash is viewed as an attempt by a certain group to destroy the party.
According to Attanayake, there compensation needs to be paid to those injured in the clash since a number of bystanders including an army soldier were injured in the clash.