JVP to launch massive street demonstrations against government next month

Sri Lanka’s Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it is planning to launch massive street demonstrations against the government next month.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said the agitation campaigns that commenced on the 12th of this month would be extended to districts all over the island and a massive protest march will be held on the 7th and 8th July.

The protest march will commence from Kalutara and march up to Moratuwa on the 7th and will commence its march to Colombo on the 8th and a massive protest rally will be held at Nugegoda at 3.30 p.m. on that day.

The JVP leader said the demonstrations will be held against the government for betraying the country before world forces led by the USA, for sacrificing resources of the people including the oil tank farm, ports and lands to foreigners and burden the masses with increased taxes and prices of essential commodities.

Appealing to all the MPs in parliament to support the No-Confidence Motion against the government brought by his party, the JVP leader said the government should be removed and an election should be held to elect a new administration.

“Also, we say that the country should not be allowed to have a Rajapaksa type of government again but people should be rallied around a new political center,” Dissanayaka emphasized.

“We would continue our protest campaign until the government steps down,” the JVP leader stressed.

Courtesy: Colombo Page

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