18 February 2016
A Northern Province councillor with the Tamil National Alliance was attacked in Vavuniya by unidentified assailants on Thursday night.
Ramanathan Indrarajah, a councillor for he Vavuniya district, was on his way home on a motorcycle, ridden by NPC Councillor Pichchaimuththu Nadarajah, when the assailants rode up to them and hit the councillor on the back of his head with a metal bat.
Mr Indrarajah was taken to hospital with injuries to his head, by TNA MP Sivasakthy Ananthan, who was following the motorcycle and witnessed the attack. The injuries are not reported to be serious.
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