A solution submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resolve a dispute which has led to a fast by some clergy and others in Kalmunai was rejected today.
The solution was taken to the protesters by a delegation which included Ministers Daya Gamage, Mano Ganesan and Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran.
However, the protesters rejected the proposal and decided to continue the fast.
A tense situation also arose when the delegation attempted to settle the dispute.
The protesters have been demanding for a separate separate Divisional Secretariat for Kalmunai North.
However, Muslim Parliamentarians have refused to accept such a move. (Colombo Gazette)
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