A large demonstration was held yesterday in Batticaloa demanding to arrest the Ampitiya Sumanratne Thero immediately. The demonstration was held front of the Paddipalai Divisional Office and the Officers of the Office locked up the office and participated in the demonstration.
Ampitiya Sumana thero brought some Sihala People and held a demonstration in support of colonizing Sinhalese people at Paddpalai DS area, blocking Kandy – Amprai Main Road. He had vituperated the Grama Sevaka of the area the Divisional Secretary and other Officials in unprintable raw filth and in a degrading manner. Apart from Raw Filth, he used “Tho” and “Thopy” in Sinhala to address the officer, which are otherwise used for low caste people or people of the lowest rung of the society.
Several people participated in this demonstration across Kokkaddicholai, including Batticaloa District MPs, S.Yogeswaran, Gna.Sirinesan, S.Viyalendran, EP Agri. Minister, K.Thurairajasingam, members Gna.Krishnapillai,M.Nadarasa, K.Karunakaram,former MPs P.Ariyanendran, and Pon Selavarasa.
On the promises of the Additional District Secretary and the ASP that further inquiriries will be held. 3 protesters dispersed. Memorandum were handed over to be sent to President, Prime Minister and IGP.