The incident, which was caught on a CCTV camera, shows the politician kicking a traffic cone near the home of NEVI’IM guitarist Vije Dhas before his security officers remove the rest of the cones.
An argument takes place between Vije Dhas and the politician after which the politician and his men leave the scene.
Vije Dhas posted this message on his Facebook: “Earlier this evening a person claiming to be a Politician and the Secretary to the President attacked our home with a gang of security personnel and tried to occupy the premises, threatening to evict us.
I had to call for police assistance to remove the attackers and restore the premises to our possession.
An entry has been made at the Kollupitiya police station and the police have said that they will summon an inquiry as soon as they are able to locate the attackers.
This kind of abuse of power and intimidation of the population is totally unacceptable and we will fight it with all the resources at our disposal”. (Colombo Gazette)