Brawl at Badulla PC, eleven hospitalised

Uva Provincial Councillor A. Ganesamurthi being taken to hospital. Picture by Badulla Group Corr.

 Eleven persons including Badulla Provincial Councillors A. Kanesamurthi and Upali Senaratne were hospitalised following a clash at the Uva Provincial Council yesterday.

The injured provincial councillors were admitted to the Badulla Hospital.

A tense situation arose when two groups were engaged in a heated argument at the function organised to welcome the newly appointed Uva Province Education Minister Senthil Thodaman during the Provincial Councillors’ meeting,

Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando and former parliamentarian Vadivel Suresh rushed to the scene.

Nine persons who took part in the function were also attacked and hospitalised.

Uva Province Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dasanayake condemned the incident and assured that similar event will not happen again. Senthil Thondaman condemned the incient in his speech.

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