By Supun Dias and Gandhya Senanayake
Police have begun forcefully removing the protestors who are staging a fast unto death outside the UN office in Colombo preventing the staff from coming out of the premises.
A group of protestors had forced themselves inside the UN premises but were removed by the police.
Meanwhile several UN staff have begun leaving the premises amidst police protection.
Government Minister Wimal Weerawansa who had left the scene earlier had returned and got onto the stage which remained erected at the side of the UN office. (Daily Mirror online)