June 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka major opposition United National Party (UNP) MP Palitha Thewarapperuma says that the US Ambassador of Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison praised him for his brave engagement to save the besieged Muslims from the violent mobs during the communal riots.
The MP said Ambassador Sison commended him when he met her at the US Embassy yesterday.
MP Thewarapperuma was also attacked by the mob at Welipenna in his Matugama electorate when he was involved in rescuing Muslims who were under siege from the extremist Sinhala mob.
He received injuries to one of his eyes and to the head. Although his vehicle was badly damaged in the attack, the MP drove the vehicle himself and took the injured to the hospital.
The MP said that the Ambassador praised him and asked him if he wanted security.
He further said that the Ambassador welcomed him warmly and said that his act saved the Sinhala people, as a whole, getting blamed for the racial violence.