By Supun Dias
Minister Wimal Weerawansa continued his fast into its second day today opposite the UN office in Colombo demanding the abolition of the UN Expert Panel appointed by Ban Ki Moon.
According to Weerawansa’s relatives in the area, the Minister’s health condition had slightly deteriorated since yesterday and medical specialists were on standby to give him medical assistance.
Meanwhile members of the Patriotic National Movement are to hand over a petition to the Russian Embassy in Colombo today seeking the Russian government’s intervention to use its Veto powers in the UN Security Council to force UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to change his decision on the appointment of the UN Panel. (Daily Mirror online)