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Wimal Begins Hunger Strike Against UN Panel

Jul 8, 2010 4:08:11 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Wimal Weerawansa protesting in front of UN

Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa has begun a hunger strike outside the Colombo UN office demanding the end of a UN Panel on Sri Lanka’s war. Framing his stance as a defense of the soldiers who fought the war, Weerawansa has said that he was ready sacrifice his life.

Wimal Weerawansa receiving pirith thread

Though media has termed this a fast unto death, the prior National Freedom Front fasters broke fast as Minister Wimal Weerawansa assumed duties. Though the group occupies the area in front of the UN compound, vehicles appear to be coming and going.

UN Vehicle passing protesters