MP’s gang abducts child over dispute with employee

A dispute between UPFA MP Sarana Gunawardena and one of his employees, Primal, over the latter switching allegiance to Prasanna Ranatunga, contesting the forthcoming elections to the WPC yesterday led to the abduction of the employee’s 12-year-old son.

According to a complaint lodged with the Gampaha police, the Attanagalle organizer and three other persons allegedly stormed Primal’s residence at No 160/03, Yakkala, Viragula around 3.00 am and attacked the occupants. Unable to find Primal, the gang allegedly abducted Lahiru Yomal Sampath, a Grade 7 student of the Gampaha Vidyalaya.

It is alleged that Primal was pistol whipped and forcibly held before being released around 8 am yesterday.

Sources said that Primal had been with the MP for about 15 years and recently joined Ranatunga’s camp.

Political sources said that Ranatunga, a former minister of the WPC, was tipped to be the next WP Chief Miniser in case of the UPFA’s victory.

Source :-  The Island

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