A tense situation occurred at Norwood Thondaman ground today.
Former Minister Arumugam Thondaman was distributing a stock of goods to the estate workers when he was interrupted by the police who presented a court order to prevent his action.
The situation became tense after the former Minister rejected the court order and left the premises.
Ceylon Workers Congress stated that a stock of goods including machinery to produce concrete blocks, loudspeakers, chairs, roofing sheets, tents and kitchen utensils were given by the previous government to be disturbed among the estate workers.
The value of the stock of goods exceed 30 million rupees
Prior to the Presidential election, Hatton Police produced relevant facts to the court, while Hatton Magistrate I.P.D. Liyanage ordered the goods to be returned to the Thondaman Fund.
Accordingly, former Minister Arumugam Thondaman and former Deputy Minister Muttu Sivalingam as well as other members of the Thondaman Fund took measures to distribute the stock of goods to estate workers of 203 estates today.