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* Common candidate's office in Batticaloa attacked
Fri, Dec 26, 2014, 03:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 25, Colombo: The election campaign office of the common opposition candidate in Batticaloa has come under attack early Wednesday morning, BBC Sinhala Service reported.

An unidentified group of people who have come in several vehicles had damaged the properties and thrown petrol bombs at the office setting it ablaze, the reports say.

A person who was in the office at the time has told the BBC that about 30 people came in three vehicles around 12:30 a.m. and launched the attack on the premises.

Two of the attackers armed with firearms had threatened the occupant to close the office.

The person who wishes to remain anonymous for safety has said that he recognized the vehicles as those belonged to the TMVP, led by Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan.

The attackers have fired several shots but no one was injured.

The local police had said that two suspects have been arrested over the incident but the report is not officially confirmed by the police.

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