The five-day Jana Satana Paada Yathrawa organised by the Joint Opposition (JO) against alleged ‘suppression’ by the government towards the people and the JO members will be launched from Kandy on July 28.
JO Leader and UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardena said there were several causes which had led them to launch the Paada Yathrawa and said postponing of the local government elections, tax increase, signing of ETCA, curtailment of farmer’s relief, Constitutional trap and political witch hunt were among them.
“It seems we need to constantly remind the government to be on track. It’s we who launched protests against the former governor of the Central Bank forcing the government to appoint a new governor. Therefore, we will launch a peaceful walk against the government’s suppression,” he told a media briefing held in Colombo.
Meanwhile, outlining the Paada Yathrawa’s schedule and route, its organizing committee member MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage said the preparations for the walk would be start on July 27 evening from the Sri Dalada Maligawa after seeking blessings from the Most Ven. Mahanayake Theras.
He said the preparations will be held under the patronage of former president and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Paada Yathrawa would be launched in the morning of July 28 near the Queens Hotel, Kandy.
“The second day of the Paada Yathrawa will be launched from Mawanella, the next day in Nelumdeniya followed by Nittambuwa on 31 and will reach Colombo on August 1,” he said.
Recalling the court order on the JO’s May Day procession’s location, JO Organiser MP Dullas Alahapperuma said they would not reveal the location where the final rally would be held until the last minute as a precautionary and a strategic measure.
He said the ministers were belittling attempts of the JO and its Paada Yathrawa saying the government could not be changed until the next general election in 2020. “This is not so. The people of Brazil took it to the street against the government two months ago compelling the government to resign,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 9
kk Tuesday, 19 July 2016 01:56 PM
good via DM Android App
Ananda Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:06 PM
Padada yatra of the bankrupt JO lot will strengthen the government instead. We want some entertainment by the JO hatters. via DM Android App
raj Tuesday, 19 July 2016 02:14 PM
what were you doing when the last regime oppressing people etc. Have you just got up from your deep deep sleep.,
Sharon Tuesday, 19 July 2016 03:28 PM
All the best...
Man Wednesday, 20 July 2016 08:30 AM
There must be another parade against the joint opposition, favouring the government for forcing to enforce the law and order while capturing / punishing all the thieves of all sorts and forfeit their wealth for the well being of the poor masses in SL.
Ryan Hudson Wednesday, 20 July 2016 09:13 AM
get this bloody govt out
Justice Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:13 AM
JO must also demand death penalty to the plunderers of the lastregime. via DM Android App
Jude Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:44 AM
Well, Dinesh G, Vasu N, Dew G, all of you sold your soul to become part of previous regime!!! These Marxist bankrupt Politicians never did anything tangible to Sri Lanka's, always want to provoke the general public and create unrest!!!
Ranjith Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:09 AM
Horu Venuwen Horu!
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