A powerful minister from the UNP involved in the controversial Avant Garde incident was summoned to Temple Trees by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and given a stern warning say reports.
The Prime Minister has told the minister not to get involved in any debate regarding Avant Garde and not to express his views regarding the incident.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had given the message to the minister to meet him immediately at Temple Trees while he was visiting Singapore.
The conduct of the government to protect Avant Garde is vehemently opposed by the people and there are allegations that a group of UNP ministers are making a strong effort to defend Avant Garde. Ministers Wijedasa Rajapaksa, Vajira Abeywardene and Harin Fernando are severely criticized by masses for the attempt to defend Avant Garde.