Leader of the National Freedom Front, Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa returned to the island after concluding a tour of Europe over a period of several weeks.
Upon his arrival he commented on the government stating: “Within a period of less than 10 months they have become the hated government.”
Former Kaduwela Mayor G.H. Buddhadasa challenged Wimal Weerawansa stating “We are ready to contest the local government polls even tomorrow….. If you can, come with your clan and contest. I challenge Wimal Weerawansa to contest against me for the post of Mayor of Kaduwela.”