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* Sri Lanka main ruling party denies any connection to attacks on opposition political party offices
Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 07:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 27, Colombo: The main constituent of ruling alliance, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today denied any connection to the attacks on offices of opposition political parties and other clashes.

Addressing the media at the SLFP Headquarters Wednesday (27), UPFA General Secretary and Environment and Renewable Energy Minister Susil Premajayantha denied that SLFP members have any connection whatsoever to the tense situations created in Moneragala District of Uva Province.

He said that the SLFP members are acting according to the existing election laws.

Minister Premajayantha said the party leaders have thoroughly instructed the SLFP candidates and party members to act and conduct their election campaigns within the confines of the election law.

Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) charged that the ruling party supporters have attacked 14 JVP election offices in Moneragala district in the last few days. JVP offices and supporters were attacked at Madalla, Moneragala, Bibile, Thanamalwila, Sewanagala, Buttala, Kataragama and Badalkumbura in Moneragala district.

The election watchdog, Campaign for Free & Fair elections (CaFFE) said during the last four days they received information that 21 offices of United National Party (UNP,) JVP and Democratic Party (DP) have been attacked.

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