Tense situation erupts as former minister Thondaman distributes goods

Tense situation erupts as former minister Thondaman distributes goods

Written by Staff Writer

17 Feb, 2015 | 9:27 pm

A tense situation arose on Tuesday when former minister Arumugam Thondaman distributed goods to a number of people at the Norwood Grounds.

The goods were those taken into police custody, following a court order, when they were to be distributed to the public during the presidential elections.

However, when members of the Thondaman Foundation attempted to distribute the goods on Tuesday, police intervened following an order given by Hatton Magistrate Damayanthi Fernando.

Thondaman however did not heed this order and proceeded to distribute the goods claiming that he had prior permission from court to do so.

Since he proceeded to distribute the goods without heeding police orders, the police obstructed the main exit, preventing the people who did accept the goods from leaving the grounds.

A tense situation arose as a result.

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