Colombo-orchestrated protest – On 17 March 2014, Sri Lankan military intelligence operatives together with SL policemen in civil uniforms took some Tamil people from Peasaalai, Channaaar, Koo’raay, promising them job opportunities and other forms assistance, without telling them the intention behind the pro-Sri Lanka rally. Many of them returned without attending the protest. As the attempt failed, they used fishermen from Negombo who were engaged in fishing at South Bar to take part in the protest. Sinhalese and Muslims were also brought from South