Former Deputy Defence Minister Anuruddha Ratwatte was in for a surprise yesterday when he visited the ghost town of Madawala ? site of the Udathalawinna massacre - where factories, schools and shops were shut protesting his visit there.
The former Defence Minister was in Madawala to take part in a propaganda campaign of the UPFA. Mr. Ratwatte was acquitted in a case involving the massacre of ten Muslim youth in the Madawala area in 2001.
An attempt by the people to hoist black flags protesting against the massacre of ten Muslim youth in Madawala was foiled by the police.