Tense situation in front of Colombo UN office.

Monday, 26 August 2013 - 13:08


The Ravana Balaya staged a protest against UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillai’s Sri Lanka visit in front of the UN office in Colombo.


The protesters who started a march from Sri Sambuddaththi Jayanthi Mandiraya on Sir R.D. Senanayake Mawatha tried to enter Bauddhaloka Mawatha at Tummulla junction.


However a heated argument took place between the protesters and the police as police had blocked the entrance to Bauddhaloka Mawatha.



 Pix by - Sanka Vidanagama

Later a tense situation erupted at the site.




The Ravana Balaya wanted to hand over a petition to the UN office but failed in their attempt.


Later during the protest, Convener of the Ravana Balaya Iththekande Saddhatissa Thera had this to say.