This set of mostly young artists who have named themselves as New Generation was brutally attacked by a gang of hooligans wearing T-shirts of Blue Brigade led by President's son Namal Rajapaksha as they were holding a public rally in Kumbukgate in Kurunegala district.
The goons were led by North Western Provincial Councilor Kamal Indika.
Elderly vocalist Lakshman Wijesekara was flung on the ground and beaten. Young actress Samanali Fonseka, vocalist Kasun Kalhara and activist lawyer Udul Premarathna were also attacked.
Meanwhile, President's son Namal Rajapaksha was sitting abreast Hindi movie star Salmon Khan on political platforms in Colombo city with beaming smile. In one rally, the compere introduced Salmon as Sharukh Khan and Namal tried to correct him. (The video is shown below)
Rumors say that Salmon Khan is paid several millions of rupees to perform in President Mahinda Rajapaksha's political platforms. The opposition criticizes this extravaganza of the President Mahinda Rajapaksha in a time hundreds of thousands of people are affected in floods.
Another group of artists led by vocalist Jayathilaka Bandara was beaten twice at Eppawala in Anuradhapura district and at Hambanthota by the hooligans led by the regional politicians of the ruling party. It is interesting to study the body language of President's son Namal Rajapaksha in the following video.