Trade Union leader who fought against ‘Leasing Mafia’ killed.

The Chairman of the Lanka Self Employed Professionals’ National Three Wheeler Federation Sunil Jayawardana has died in Kalubowila hospital after being assaulted by a group in Mirihana.

Police said Sunil Jayawardena (53) was killed in an assault following a heated argument that broke out yesterday over the lease of a three-wheeler involving a leasing company.

Police have so far arrested 8 suspects over the incident.

Sunil Jayawardena who is also a candidate contesting the upcoming General Election had released several videos to social media recently criticising the ‘leasing mafia’ that is affecting three-wheel drivers.