Sri Lanka launches probe into Tamil party attack

08:56, June 23, 2011      

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Sri Lanka's government has launched an investigation into last week's attack on a political rally of the main Tamil party in the northern city of Jaffna, the prime minister said Wednesday.

Prime Miniuster D.M. Jayaratne told parliament that some 11 people had been enquired by the investigators over the attack concerning Tamil National Alliance.

Jayaratne was responding to a statement by the main Tamil party leader Rajavarothi Saampanthan who called for government's attention to the incident.

Tamil National Alliance alleged that one of its political meetings came to be attacked by men in military uniform last week, saying the motive of the attackers was to cripple its political activity leading up to the July 23 local election.

Jayaratne said the government was willing to provide military protection for the party to carry out its political work in Jaffna.

Source:Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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