A street protest involving Opposition members and activists has been attacked in Hambantota this morning, opposition sources told Asian Mirror.
The attack has allegedly been carried out by Hambanthota Mayor Eraj Fernando who rose to fame due to “toy pistol” controversy.
Britto Fernando, Jayathilaka Bandara, Philip Dissanayake and several activists have been attacked by goons, opposition sources also added.
This was the second time artiste Jayathilaka Bandara came under attack since the announcement of the presidential election.
Meanwhile, Asian Mirror last week reported that a certain local government politician of the South who rose to fame due to a toy pistol has asked for Rs. 20 million from presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s camp to switch allegiance.
This request had been made to a businessman who plays a key role in Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign. However, the businessman had told the local government politician that the Common Candidate had strictly instructed them to refrain from giving money to ruling party defectors.