16 January 2010:
According to North Western Provincial Councilor Mr. Sanath Nishantha
Perera (UPFA), at 3.50pm, UNP supporters had shot at UPFA supporters in
front of the UNP party office located in front of the Minnas Private
Hospital, Madurankuliya, Puttalam District, resulting in the death of
UPFA supporter Mr. Saman Kumara of Thonigala, Anamaduwa. According to
the Spokesperson of the hospital, 4 other persons had been admitted to
the Puttalam Base Hospital of sustained injuries during the shooting,
and 3 of them have been transferred to the Kurunegala Hospital.
According Director of the Kurunegala Hospital Dr. S. Rajamanthri, the 3
injured persons are not in serious condition. Two of the victims had
suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and neck. They had received
emergency treatment from the Puttalam Hospital prior to transfer.
Read the full report of the murder here.