Minister Wimal Weerawansa deploying thugs and several employees of institutions under his ministry had attempted to damage buildings of ‘Sirikotha’, the head office of the UNP at Pita Kotte, on the pretext of having an agitation opposite the building. The UNP activists present at the head office had attacked the attackers.
The employees of the institutions under Weerawansa’s ministry, who had reported for duty at their workplaces before they were brought to the attack, have then protested against the minister for deploying them for the attack.
Minister Wimal Weerawansa, through one of his organizations, had manipulated the attack claiming there was an agreement between Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Bottles, stones and other missiles were exchanged between the two parties and the police present at the place had not been able to control the situation.
It has been revealed that employees from Engineering Corporation have been transported for the attack using the vehicle with registered number GI8272.