Two suspects remanded
By Nabiya Vaffoor
The Mount Lavinia Magistrate yesterday (30), remanded two suspects charged with pelting stones at Opposition Leader, Sajith Premadasa, while he was addressing a public gathering in Ratmalana on 29 September night. The suspects were remanded till 7 October.
Meanwhile, Premadasa said, he would use the stones thrown at him for the foundation for the community hall he hoped to construct, fulfilling an earlier pledge.
Premadasa was attacked by unidentified persons while he was addressing a felicitation ceremony at the Ratmalana, Kotalawalapura, Ranasinghe Premadasa apartment complex.
Premadasa was attacked when he claimed that the SJB was the only political Party that showed gratitude to the public. Meanwhile, when Premadasa’s associates urged him to leave the stage for his own safety, Premadasa declined and said he will not back off, being afraid of political goons in Ratmalana.
“I am glad that the Ratmalana people have defeated these political goons during the previous Election. When I came here, the public’s main request was a community hall for this area.
I give my word to the Ratmalana residents that if they meet me with the relevant documents required in this regard, I will take the responsibility to build a community hall. Further, I will use the stones that were thrown at me in the construction,” he added.
Further, he noted that he would visit all the electoral districts and Operation Committee Leaders will be those who worked as poll leaders in all districts, except in the North which he would lead.