Fray at Wattala Local Council

Saturday, 31 January 2015 - 10:03


Three individuals have been arrested in connection with Wattala Local Council (LC) attack on Friday morning, the Police spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana stated.

A ceremony organized to welcome Minister of Public Security, Christian Religious Affairs and Disaster management John Amaratunga was held opposite the Wattala Local Council (LC) yesterday. The ceremony was arranged by a group of United National Party (UNP) members of the Wattala Local Council.

The tense situation arose following the attempt made by a group of people to remove the Chairman from the council.

The injured, four individuals including the Chairman of the Local Council, and three UPFA members, have been admitted to hospital and currently receiving treatment.