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Weerawansa calls for protest against British High Commission

[TamilNet, Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:27 No Comment]

Blaming the British government for ‘failing’ to provide ‘adequate security’ to Mahinda Rajapaksa, the executive president of Sri Lanka and the commander-in-chief of the Sri Lankan forces, who was visiting London, Wimal Weerawansa, a minister in Rajapaksa’s cabinet and the leader of a splinter group of the JVP, the ‘National Freedom Front’ Thursday called for a protest in front of the British High Commission in Colombo on Friday. In July 2010, Weerawansa staged Devil Dance in front of the UN office in Colombo demanding the UN to dissolve the expert panel which has been announced to investigate allegations of war crimes and human rights violations. The protest turned violent and Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa threatened the police officers who were protecting the UN office from the violent protesters.

Mr. Weerawanse, who was formerly the propaganda secretary of the Sinhala extremist JVP has been protesting against the West since he launched protests against Norway which facilitated the peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE.

NFF is a constituent of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

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