Oct 14 2013, 3:00pm CDT | by IANS
Police have filed an appeal relating to Samaraweera's alleged involvement in a recent clash during an opposition rally in Matara town in south, Xinhua reported citing police spokesperson Ajith Rohana.
At least seven people were injured recently when supporters of opposition United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe clashed with another group of UNP supporters demanding that Wickremesinghe step down as party leader.
Samaraweera, a UNP member, has been accused of being involved in the attack on the group which protested against Wickremesinghe.
Police have already arrested 30 suspects for their involvement in the clash. More arrests are likely.
There has been growing division within the UNP after Wickremesinghe, a former prime minister, lost consecutive elections since 2005.
There is popular support for Premadasa to take over as party leader but Wickremesinghe has refused to step down from the leadership post.
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