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Offices of government politicians vandalised in North-East

The office of at least two Sri Lankan government aligned politicians have been vandalised in the North-East earlier today, in the first signs of the recent anti-government unrest spreading to the Tamil homeland.

In Mannipay, a hoarding outside the office of SLFP parliamentarian Angajan Ramanathan has reportedly been set ablaze.

Meanwhile in Batticaloa, the office of an SLPP politician was vandalised by locals.

Banners with photographs of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa were torn down and set alight. 


Heavy security has been reported outside the offices of pro-government politicians in the North-East, which remains occupied by tens of thousands of Sri Lankan security officers.

Earlier today, Sri Lanka’s besieged former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa reportedly fled to Trincomalee in the North-East, following widespread unrest in the South.

Read more: LIVE – Protests outside navy base in Trincomalee after Rajapaksa ‘evacuated’ from Colombo

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