MP Thewarapperuma assaulted at Dharga Town
United National Party (UNP) Kalutara district parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma, who attempted to save a group of women who were about to be killed during curfew, has been assaulted last night (June 16) by a group of thugs and his vehicle has been destroyed. One of the assaulted children is in critical condition.
The parliamentarian further stated that he and the group were assaulted while the members of Police and STF were observing and during the curfew security forces were protecting the terrorists.
He said that he was visiting Dharga Town last night in order to check on the helpless people in the area when he saw a group of terrorists in possession of swords and batons were attempting to kill a group of women and small children. In order to save them he has got down from the vehicle and got them inside it.He has been assaulted as he took the group inside the vehicle, the MP said.