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* Sri Lanka's ruling party mayor of Hambantota denies allegation of assaulting opposition MPs
Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 10:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling party Mayor of Hambantota Eraj Fernando has denied being involved in the attack on several main opposition United National Party (UNP) MPs who were on an inspection tour in Hambantota yesterday.

Photographs published in the local media showed Fernando running towards the UNP MPs carrying what seemed like a pistol.

Fernando has however been quoted in the local media today claiming he was carrying a toy pistol when he rushed to the scene to protect the UNP MPs who were being attacked by some villagers and staff of the Hambantota port.

He has been quoted as saying that he had rushed to the scene after receiving a telephone call from UNP MP Nalin Jayamaha.

"It was I, who protected the UNP MPs from the angry crowd and helped them to leave unharmed," Fernando has told the media.

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