Vanni District TELO MP survives mob attack
By N. Priyadarshani and Rasadi Gamage
Residents in Vavuniya said that an unidentified group had on 14 November night, attacked the vehicle carrying Vanni District Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation Parliamentarian Vino Nohadaralingam, at the Fourth Mile Post, Katpahampuram, Vavuniya.
They said that the MP had been travelling from Mannar to Vavuniya when a group of youths in the Katpahampuram area had obstructed his vehicle. An argument had arisen between the two groups, one of them close to the MP. This dispute led to the attack on the MP’s vehicle. Later, an officer in the security detail of the MP had fired a shot into the air to disperse the crowd and they had fled the scene. Vavuniya Police said that inquiries were ongoing into the incident.