Thereafter a group of representatives wanted to hand over a memorandum to the Minister explaining the bill effects of the Draft Bill and get his consent for its withdrawal. As the Minister was not co-operative enough to accept it, The media secretary of Minister came. but did not hand over the memorandum to him. Buddhist monk Rev. Mahamankadawala Piyarathana Nayaka Thera the convener of the "Movement for the Protection of Seed Rights" and who work in close collaboration with the other religious dignitaries went in to hand it over to the Minister. It is reported that the Minister was quite indifferent and had not paid any attention to the matter.
Savisthri Members from the Monaragala & Anuradhapura Districts, (farming women)
On hearing the attitude of the Minister some participants had get restless but the other participants had brought the situation under control.
A riot squad was present in the premises to take action in the event of an uprising. But quietness and calmness prevailed and everything ended well.
The attached pictures which appeared in the daily papers of Sri Lanka show various instances of the rally.