Video: Joint Opposition to boycott Independence Day celebrations

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The members of the joint opposition will boycott State functions including the Independence Day celebrations on February 4 at the Galle Face Green to protest what they described as the ‘suppression’ by the Government, MP Dinesh Gunawardena said today.

He accused the government of carrying out a political witch hunt against its opponents and acting against the norms of good governance and democracy.

“Therefore, we will boycott State functions and will not attend the Independence Day celebrations,” he told a news conference held at the Dr. N.M. Perera Centre in Borella.

The news conference was held after a several members of the joint opposition visited former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha at the Welikada Prison.

Mr. Gunawardena said the FCID, which arrested Yoshitha, was illegal being appointed in violation of democratic values, fundamental rights and the judicial process for the survival of the government and hunt down political opponents.

(Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • lalith Monday, 01 February 2016 04:41 PM

    we will cancel the event.

    KOLA KOTIYA Monday, 01 February 2016 04:45 PM

    WHO CARES YOU. WE CHALLENGE YOU IF U HAVE VOTES PLS CONTEAST FM YR OWN PARTY N WIN

    HH Monday, 01 February 2016 04:48 PM

    Very good. Please dont come we dont want to see your faces on that important day.

    OMG Monday, 01 February 2016 04:48 PM

    fortunately or unfortunately all culprits are remain in opponents. It is a good decision for the betterment of country. Advance happy national day greetings.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 01 February 2016 04:48 PM

    For the first time in history, this independence day celebration will be sans Ali Baba and his forty thieves.

    Lima Monday, 01 February 2016 04:54 PM

    ROBBERS ARE WITH ROBBERS , DIRT ARE WITH DIRT

    TONY Monday, 01 February 2016 05:07 PM

    WHOSE LOOSING ANYWAY

    vithura Monday, 01 February 2016 05:41 PM

    Brilliant, let us see if anyone misses this lot. Independence day celebrations sans these people will be fantastic.

    surasira Monday, 01 February 2016 12:52 PM

    Good Decision,its like 100 Rupee campaign, b coz nobody will invite you in the future for functions

    Coconut Republic Monday, 01 February 2016 01:00 PM

    Keep it up! At least some expenses can be reduced.

    ffaizer Monday, 01 February 2016 01:01 PM

    not a matter of boycotting .... they cant show their faces in public ...... for all what they did in the past n they way they are acting now .... rather saintly .....

    D.E.M. Ocracy Monday, 01 February 2016 01:02 PM

    WHO CARES..... GOOD RIDDANCE OF ALL THE MUCK.....

    josh Monday, 01 February 2016 01:04 PM

    great. the state can reduce the expenses now.. they dont need to spend for these jokers now..

    ziyard Monday, 01 February 2016 01:05 PM

    thank you so much..what could you contribute to the country other than making noise ?

    lalith Monday, 01 February 2016 01:07 PM

    Thanks. Then we will have descent people at these functions.

    SIRIBIRIS Monday, 01 February 2016 01:16 PM

    BETTER TO KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF A STATE FUNCTION LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY TO A COUNTRY AND THE REASONS TO BOYCOTT IT.....SILLY, BANKRUPTED POLITICOS

    wasantha Monday, 01 February 2016 02:06 PM

    Great! no one will feel the absence! specially we wont be seeing Gammanpila which is wonderful news

    Sri Lankan Monday, 01 February 2016 02:16 PM

    No one will miss you and stooges of MR and his family at State funcrtions.

    Nuke Monday, 01 February 2016 02:16 PM

    Please quit politics too, youre a virus to the lankan people

    kan Monday, 01 February 2016 03:18 PM

    Instead of boycotting corrupt politicians, joint opposition is supporting them. A land like no other.

    Many Monday, 01 February 2016 04:34 PM

    Oh what a relief to see less of these bacteria grinning as if they were saints. Especially Dinesh Wimal Gammanpila and Rattaran Rohitha and US Neklas Dulles.


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