An altercation between Dayananda, the brother and private secretary of Minister Douglas, and Ankajan Ramanathan, Sri Lanka Freedom Party Jaffna Organizer, ended in fisticuffs near the Thuraiappa Stadium, the venue where President Rajapakse was due to address a little while later. Dayananda is reported to have been attacked by the members of the Blue brigade.
Fifteen minutes prior to the arrival of Rajapakse at the venue, Dayananda is alleged to have directed the supporters of Ankajan Ramanthan wearing blue shirts and staying near the stage to move away. When they refused to do so, Dayananda attempted to remove their blue T- shirts and it was then the attack is reported to have taken place. Dayaannda had come under severe attack.
A complaint has been made to the police, reports say. It was earlier reported that it was Dayananda, who was responsible for the attack that took place at the meeting of the Northern Provincial Council.