The UNP yesterday called for President Mahinda Rajapaksa s personal involvement to prevent UPFA supporters from instigating post-polls violence in government departments and statutory boards.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, in a letter addressed to the President, said he had received information that UPFA supporters in public institutions such as the Petroleum Corporation, Sri Lanka Transport Board, Ports Authority and Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation etc were planning to attack their colleagues who had supported Presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka at last week s presidential polls.
Attanayake alleged that those workers who were expected to report to work today have been told that they would be attacked and not be allowed to work.
Trade union members who worked against the government s candidate had received death threats over the telephone, Attanayake s letter said.
`We request you to take this situation into consideration and step into prevent the UPFA supporters from harming opposition activists just because they had exercised their democratic rights,` Attanayake said in his letter.