Latest situation about Rathna thero's fast
Member of parliament, Athureliye Rathana Thero continued his hunger strike opposite Kandy Dalada Maligawa for the 4th day today (3). S.B. Dissanayaka, Wijedasa Rajapaksa, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Dilum Amunugama Hemakumara Nanayakkara and Udaya Gammanpila have gone during the past few days to inquire into thero's condition. At the time MP Mr. Dumminda Dissanayaka arrived there, supporters who had gathered there ha booed him, it was reported. Those who engaged in such booing at Dalada Maligawa premises have shouted "President's'henchaiyas' also have come to see the thero!" Whatever it is, what Dumminda who took no notice of such reactions told in front of media cameras was that he is forcing the President to oust both Muslim governors and the Muslim minister.
Medical practitioners were present from time to time to check the health condition of Athureliye Rathana Thero who is engaged in a fast the thero who is reclining on a stage is observed drinking water on and off. In the meantime the thero is seen walking on several occasions to the toilet near dalada maligawa, it was reported.
The period of 3 days from 31st to the 3rd yesterday reflected a worn out look of the thero and even till now no order or attention was reported from the President. In the process though new was published that governor Hisbulla has tendered his resignation he has responded saying that such news is a fake and has rejected that news of resigning on his own in an announcement released last night. In the meantime, Patali Champika Ranawaka who sometime back was not on good terms but was involved together with Jathika Hela Urumaya had gone to Kandy this morning to see the thero, it was reported.