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Joint Opp. rally: Shalika reservation cancelled

22 April 2016 10:07 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The joint opposition is in a dilemma after the cancellation of the reservation of Shalika Ground in Narahenpita for the commencement of its May Day procession.

Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP)’s Somaweera Chandrasiri, who spoke on behalf of the joint opposition and trade unions affiliated to it, said the ground was reserved on March 8 after making a payment of Rs.12,500 to Sri Lanka Transport Board to which it belongs.

However, he said the SLFP authorities notified the organizers of the joint opposition that the reservation had been cancelled.

“We were informed of it only Thursday evening. We have already made arrangements for the May Day event by informing our organizations to assemble at this place first for the procession. However, we are put through a difficult process by this sudden cancellation,” he said.

He said the joint opposition decided to take legal action demanding Rs.20 million as compensation for this cancellation.

The joint opposition is the faction of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) loyal to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. (KB)

  Comments - 5

  • Diogenes Saturday, 23 April 2016 01:56 PM

    Getting due return with interest! MS will not dance to MR`s tune !

    Jeff Sunday, 24 April 2016 05:35 AM

    It will much more than Rs.12,500 clean the ground after the rally. Waste of tax payer money to defeated politician hold political meeting bring all gamayas to Colombo is unacceptable. Transport ministry took the right decision.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 23 April 2016 11:02 AM

    Its a hard kick to Ww .Good show, appreciate very much for the right move.

    Lal Saturday, 23 April 2016 11:13 AM

    MR will have to dance to the tune of MS as long as MR clings to the SLFP.

    dulan Sunday, 24 April 2016 09:20 AM

    Bad move.Why show fear?

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