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Joint Opposition seeks divine help against government FCID

  Parliamentarians of Joint Opposition dashing coconuts


The joint opposition and their political activists on Saturday dashed coconuts at Seenigama Devalaya against the government and the Financial Crimes Investigation Division of the police.

Parliamentarians of the Joint Opposition supported by a number of provincial councilors and local government members and a large number of political activists performed a special devout rite followed by dashing of coconuts before the Devol deity in Senigama to invoke god’s curse upon the government of good governance and Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) at Hikkaduwa, Seenigama Devol Maha Devala on Saturday morning.

It was organised under the theme - “Impossible without Mahinda” by the Joint Opposition of the parliament.

Leaders of the Joint Opposition in  protest  march  from Hikkaduwa town to Seenigama

Parliamentarians Dinesh Gunawardena, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, S. M. Chandrasena, Bandula Gunawardena, Namal Rajapaksa, C. B. Ratnayake, Kumara Welgama, Jayantha Samaraweera, Rohitha Abeygunawardana, Ramesh Pathirana, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane and Mohan P. de Silva of Joint Opposition with a number of Provincial Councilors and Local Government representatives supported by a large number their supporters at Hikkaduwa town and towards Sri Devol Maha Devalaya at Seenigama where they performed religious rites before the Devol deity followed by dashing of coconuts before the god.

The protestors urged the deity to invoke god’s curse and detestation over the government and the FCID.

The demonstrators who arrived in a protest march, were shouting slogans against the government such as; “It is difficult to win without Mahinda”, Go home Good Governance Government, We need a working government, Impotent government go home in the name of the God” etc.

However, it was quite significant that although a special ritual of pounding chilies on a rock at sea near Seenigama Temple the with participation of a number of politicians including Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunawardane and Piyal Nishantha was arranged, it was not carried out for no reason as announced.

Addressing the media, Leader of the Joint Opposition and Mahajana Eksath Peramuna leader, Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardene said they would not do anything harmful that would affect the people’s trust and faith rest upon former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the 51 Members of Parliament of the Joint Opposition would stand strongly in their mission against the government.

“We will protect Mahinda Rajapaksa from any threat. Even after one year of rule, the Good Governance government has failed in solving problems of the country as they promised. They have failed to uphold the dignity and sovereignty of the country. They are getting ready to welcome the UN Human Rights Commission chief who betrayed our country through the Geneva Report about our country on our own soil as a gesture of affirmation of the so called report. We continue our vehement protest against this government unceasingly,” Gunawardana said.

Southern Provincial Councilor Ven. Baddegama Samitha thera, Matara district parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane, Parliamentarina Namal Rajapaksa and several others also spoke. 

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