A tense situation prevailed in front of the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha in Kotte due to a clash between UNP supporters and members of the Federation of National Organizations who were protesting there.
The organisation had been protesting against an alleged agreement signed between UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.
The protest by a group called Federation of National Organisations commenced in front of the Sirikotha around 10.15 a.m.
With tensions rising there were verbal exchanges between the UNP group that was at the Sirikotha and the protesters outside.
After sometime, stones were pelted at each other. The clashes erupted when the pro-UNP group came out of the building and countered the protest staged by the pro-government group.
Black or waste oil was thrown and the two groups had beaten each other using wooden clubs. The clash lasted around one and half hours and finally the Police riot squad was also brought in to quell the clash. (Yohan Perera and Darshana Sanjeewa)
ffaizer Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:20
com on now .... is the govt really really frightened .... what ever the agreements the opposition signs if the govt is sure of wining .... Y all this .... Mr prezi let go of these .......... instruct ur people be calm n cool ......
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Gamini Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:22
These are government hooligans trying to give legality for a document with forged signatures.
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ANTON Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:26
THIS TIME OUR COUNTRY IS NOT GOING TO DOGS BUT TO FROGS , THEY WANT TO LIVE IN BOTH LAND AND WATER JUMPING HERE AND THERE.
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spence Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:35
This is called free
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Chatura Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:37
Government in a fantasy. They expect people to believe it true story. surely will end up as a comedy.
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Citizen Lanka Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:49
Moda minissu. Me pisso hinda Ratata hena gahala.
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Regular Joe Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:50
Tissa has the right to frog jump party but if he has forged a document then he needs to be jailed and prosecuted the first day MY3 is in office
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Citizen Lanka Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:50
Stupid people of our country is the curse of the land. This will be like Zimbabwe in the future.
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Mongol Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:54
Forging documents to mislead masses shows the sheer desperation!
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Senaratne Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:18
How do you know if it is forged ? Did you see the " real " agreement between the puppet and his master ?
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ibadun Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:09
at any time and any point and any where can make FOOL Sinhalese .. look at the history
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lalan Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:20
Its just another point in the new mahinda manifesto.
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surasena Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:35
Whatever the context, the opposition showing that they are no longer submit for the abused state power, that is good sign towards a better tomorrow
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Vijay Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:05
It it the "Arab Spring" president was talking about?
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malij Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:39
Is the Govt so desperate?
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malij Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:47
It shows how desperate the Govt is.
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