Protesters yesterday tore off a promise letter given by UNP and TNA stalwarts, promising to upgrade the Kalmunai North Divisional Secretariat.
Ministers Mano Ganeshan, Daya Gamage and TNA MPs, Sumanthiran and K.Kodeeswaran offered and read out a letter promising that the DS will be upgraded in three months.
The protesters tore away the promise letter and there was an attempt to attack the visitors. People expressed strong opposition to VIPs who went to the spot where a struggle is being undertaken.
Earlier Minister Gamage had a meeting with the Muslim people who are holding another protest against upgrading the DS. This had angered the protesters for upgrading the DS. Why the Minister is meeting protesters with unfair demand instead of Meeting protesters with fair demand.
In the ensuing melee an attempt was made to attack Sumanthiran and his body guards bore the brunt of the attack and saved Sumanthiran. As they were unable to leave the round up of the protesters, Ministerial Security Division personnel had to intervene and rescue the VIPs. Protesters threw whatever that came handy including foot wear at them.
Meanwhile the Buddhist monk on a fasting protest had threatened that if no solution is delivered before next Tuesday, he will commit suicide by taking poison.