Sirikotha Surrounded By Police Anti-Riot Squad!

Police anti riot squad surrounded the UNP party headquarters ‘Sirikotha’ while the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was taking part in a discussion with a group of three wheeler drivers this afternoon. 

The representatives of three wheeler drivers met the Opposition Leader and pledged support to the Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena at the forthcoming presidential election.

Police anti-riot squads were also seen around the UNP headquarters although there was no sign of riot in the area. one of the senior-most Police officers in the Department was also seen in the area. 

When contacted by media, a senior police officer said they received information that members of “Nil Balakaya” were preparing to carry out a protest in front of the UNP Headquarters.

However, a spokesman of the ‘Nil Balakaya’ told Asian Mirror that there was no such move. 

It was rumored this afternoon that a group of ruling party members were preparing to cross over to the opposition. it was not clear whether the Police was expecting a tense situation in the area due to the crossover. 

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