A leading hotel in Colombo where Presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka is currently at with several other opposition politicians, is said to be under “siege” with the army insisting that a group of deserters in the premises surrender.
Army spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakara, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that the army deserters should surrender immediately. However the deserters do not seem to be showing any signs of surrendering any time soon.
Meanwhile opposition leader Ranil Wickramasingha and several other opposition members also arrived at the hotel a short while ago.
Brigadier Nanayakara had earlier told Daily Mirror online that some 400 army deserters with weapons are holed up inside the hotel.