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JVP against the selling of national assets

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leadership at the  protest rally opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday. Picture by Shan Rambukwella
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leadership at the protest rally opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday. Picture by Shan Rambukwella

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday held a demonstration against the government for selling national assets to foreign countries. The JVP also demanded the government to step down as it has not fulfilled the mandate it was granted with by the people.

The protest held opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday caused a severe traffic congestion in Pettah.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that “The government has failed in all aspects during its four and a half year rule. Therefore, it is high time that the government resigns in order to let the people decide on a new government. What responsibilities have Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe fulfilled in their capacities?” Dissanayake queried.

Dissanayake observed that the government has failed to fulfill its economic responsibilities to the people,including labourers, entrepreneurs, farmers and businessmen.

Dissanayake accused of the government of selling off the country’s national assets.

Dissanayake also held the government responsible for the Easter Sunday terror attacks. “One party who is responsible for this tragedy is the terrorist organization that carried out the attacks. The other party that is responsible for this carnage is the government”. JVP MPs Bimal Rathnayake, Nalinda Jayatissa, Sunil Handunnetti, Nihal Galappatti, JVP Propaganda Secretary Tilwin Silva and National Trade Union Center Chairman K.D. Lal Kantha also participated in the demonstration.


 

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