The leader of the National Freedom Front, MP Wimal Weerawansa requests to reassign Lt. Colonel Ratnapriya Bandu to the Vishwamadu area in order to give a new beginning to the national reconciliation. In a letter addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, Weerawansa pointed out that Vishwamadu residents were emotional to send off the military officer from the area as he done a yeoman service to them. He urged the President if there are obstructions to cancel the transfer, to address it. Lt. Colonel had served in the Vishwamadu area for around 6 years and he has been transferred to Ambepussa Sinha Regiment camp. The farewell event became very emotional as some rehabilitated LTTE members and other villagers even cried on the occasion.