A man has climbed a large metal structure that once housed a giant election image of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and demanded a meeting with the President. He has threatened suicide. The man, identified as Rohitha from Galle, has climbed onto the metal structure which is over 20 feet high. He has given the authorities his number. He is also wearing a helmet to cover his face.
The structure once held a giant image of the President, in contravention of Elections Commission rules banning hoardings.
By Gazala Anwer and Indi Samarajiva