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Activists opposed to Devananda attacked in Jaffna


A 12-member squad that came in 4 motorbikes attacked 48-year-old V. Sahadevan, the president of a newly formed group named War Affected Peoples’ Movement (WAPM) and 35-year-old Puvilan Pushparaja, the treasurer of the group near Jaffna District Secretariat around 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Mr Sahadevan and Mr Puvilan have been distributing leaflets against EPDP paramilitary leader Douglas Devananda, who is a minister in SL President Mahinda Rajapksa’s cabinet. The attack comes a few minutes after Mr Devandanda spotted the two persons distributing leaflets against him. Sahadevan blames that the attackers were the ones who were escorting Mr Devananda. 

 The WAPM group has been distributing leaflets against Douglas Devananda since Sunday.

The attack on Monday comes after the two have been distributing leaflets in front of the District Secretariat in Jaffna for more than 4 hours.

Both the victims of the assault have been admitted at Jaffna Teaching Hospital

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