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* Sri Lanka police to investigate Hambantota Mayor over the attack on opposition MPs
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 12:08 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: The mob attack on a group of Sri Lanka opposition party parliamentarians visiting the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport on April 17 was reported to the court today, the police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

The police obtained permission from court to investigate the Hambantota Mayor and others who were accused of violence against the MPs.

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando was seen in videos running with a pistol in his hand after the bus the MPs were traveling.

The police media spokesman said that the video footage would be obtained from the TV channels for investigations.

Meanwhile, the leadership council of the United National Party (UNP) has decided to raise a parliamentary privilege question in the parliament regarding the attack on the party.

The party leaders discussed the reports submitted by the MPs who were subjected to the attack and had come to this decision.

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