Kalmunai protesters reject solution, fast continues

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)

Pictures by Farook Sihan

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