A tense situation erupted during the District Development committee meeting held at Jaffna District Secretariat today.
The Jaffna District Development Committee meeting was convened with the patronage of Minister Douglas Devananda and Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.
During his speech, Minister Devananda criticized the actions of certain TNA ministers and members of the Northern PC, and a heated situation erupted as TNA members raised objections.
Amid the tense situation, some hurled water bottles at the TNA members.
NPC Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said that 5 members including agriculture minister P. Ayinkaraneshan and councilor Sarveshwaran received injuries.
In another media briefing organized by minister Devananda said 8 members of his party were also injured in the incident.
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