Pole protest ends

14 September 2010 03:41 pm - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Gandhya Senanayake


A man who had staged a protest on top of a tall metal pole structure near the Viharamaha devi park since this morning was removed by the fire brigade and taken to hospital a short while ago.

A fire engine lift was taken to the location and he was brought down calmly, put into an ambulance and driven away with his helmet still on. He was taken down after Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra assured him that some documents which he had would be given to President Mahinda Rajapakse.

The man had earlier refused to divulge the actual motive for his protest or step down until President Rajapakse or any other top government official meets him.

Incidentally, the metal structure on which he was protesting had a massive cut-out of President Rajapaksa during the presidential elections. The structure was removed by the authorities after the protest came to an end. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:19 AM

    The President had already set a precedent by serving a glass of water for Wimal who was pretending to be fasting. So obviously this man expected the same treatment since after all sovereignity lies with the voting citizens!

    Modawansa Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:41 AM

    anti climax .We expected lots of interesting events in this well staged drama.No fast un to death.No tieing to trees.What a boring drama.

    chandana Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:50 AM

    No wonder.There will be more WEERA style ones to come,

    pranandu Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:09 AM

    Thank you Wimal many more to come

    hrm Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:27 AM

    are u mad ? do u want it happen something like in Manila ? such situations should be handled with extreme care. seems like another Police basher ...

    thusi Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:51 AM

    hpw do you know? ur MR private secretary?

    Roshan Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:51 AM

    This must be a drama to show the public that how much presidential advisor is concern about the people's problem.

    Dinesh Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:55 AM

    Remove the metal structure soon may be the message protestor would have wanted to give MR

    Matara Grany Wednesday, 15 September 2010 04:13 AM

    Hasn't this man violated any law of this land?

    sri lankan Wednesday, 15 September 2010 04:15 AM

    good one citizen 1

    THUNGASENA 02 Wednesday, 15 September 2010 04:17 AM

    No comments,

    Gamaya Wednesday, 15 September 2010 04:19 AM

    I think you should be appointed as the head of emergency services so that you can show miracles with nut cases. Pls apply soon.

    Dushantha Wednesday, 15 September 2010 04:37 AM

    At least a good thing happened because of this Man. The long standing (since the election time) pole post has been brought down. Otherwise it would have been there until it falls on someone's head.

    DHA Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:03 PM

    Another Weerawansa....just think by doing these silly dramas the amount of tax payers money you'll are wasting....!!!...

    Rajitha Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:08 PM

    lame

    Smart Aleck Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:18 PM

    Thanks to Wimal Weerawansa's idiotic antics this type of protest will be repeated many times in the future.

    Josh Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:24 PM

    it has taken more than 2 hours for the SL police and the fire brigade to take down a single man on a 40 foot high pole who possessed no weapons....

    how efficient our emergency services are!!!!!

    subba Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:28 PM

    Even some ministers can't meet MR. How can this guy see him.

    sriya Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:50 PM

    surely he will get aminister post in time to come like weere

    citizen1 Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:53 PM

    What's the bet this man will come out with more bruises from the ambulance ride.

    mohammed Wednesday, 15 September 2010 07:17 AM

    Is there any lemonpuff in his portion?

    Senkadagala Putha Tuesday, 14 September 2010 05:57 PM

    The cost of Fire brigde service should be charged from him. Not from Tax payers.

    safri Tuesday, 14 September 2010 07:08 PM

    How much u have 2 struggle to get the justice in the country.......shame.......

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:26 PM

    They had to ensure that man did not commit suicide as he had threatened to/

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:26 PM

    that's for sure. this too is an illang parippu kana case like SF.

    Lokubandara Tuesday, 14 September 2010 10:51 PM

    Bravo to your statement Josh !

    Ranjith Wednesday, 15 September 2010 01:26 AM

    This kind of Acts must be denounced and impose the maximum punishment as any others to learn a lesson. This kinds of jokes must end, if encouraged then what is the purpose of Courts?. Frame all for attempt suicide, defamation to country image, obstructiom to traffics, obstruction to public services and cost of hiring Fire brigdate equipment etc.


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