The Sinhalese fishermen who had settled Kokkulai estuary in Karaithuraipattu Division of Mulaitheevu District siege the District Secretariat yesterday and held a demonstration demanding housing schemes.
When attempts were made by National Housing Authority, it was stopped and the Sinhalese held the demonstration in opposition to it.
These people convened in front of the Secretariat and when tried go in to meet the District Secretary, they were stopped at the gate. However police intervened and obtained permission for 3 of the protesters to meet the District Secretary.
The District Secretary had requested on week to give a decision on the matter. But when she tried to convince the people outside, they in threatening note said an immediate decision should be given, she had gone off the place.
However after the District Secretary promised to visit the spot today, the protesters had dispersed.