The ‘Jana Balaya Kolambata’ protest, which was an attempt made by the joint opposition to certifying its next political leader, was a total failure State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday.
Addressing a news briefing held at the Government Information Department last evening, the State Minister said the protest only resulted in inconveniencing the people who were in Colombo.
“Because of the protest parents could not send their children to school, people could not get to work. As you know Wednesday is the public day in many ministries and people could not get to meet their ministers because of the protest. It was not the government but the people in the City of Colombo that was affected by this,” he said.
He said due to internal issues taking place within the JO, the party was forced to bring people to Colombo.
“The protest had no impact on the government. Many people are spending the whole night on the roads in Colombo with the hope of forming a new government tomorrow,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
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Comments - 14
Jude Thursday, 06 September 2018 07:45 AM
I don't think so!!! Maybe those one and half million people came for the Rice packet and for the Arrack!!??
nuwan Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:47 PM
one and half million people in Colombo??. Now you are in fantasy world. Do you eben know the sq where they were protesting?
mnsmart Thursday, 06 September 2018 07:52 AM
It was not the government but the people in the City of Colombo that was affected by this,” so the government doesn't have a responsibility towards people?
hans perlee Thursday, 06 September 2018 07:54 AM
The protest a failure?? This Government is a failure.
Maru Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:16 PM
Did you get a rice packet too?
Jude Thursday, 06 September 2018 08:28 AM
Hey Ruwan!! In which way they failed !!!??? Yeah, this could be a new beginning!???
Ramesh Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:43 PM
Have you ever see a bunch of Rowdies, Drunk and fallen on the ground. We could not see one educated person. Educated people will not go for protest like this. Shame for our country. We might be the last in Asia economically as China, India Vietnam, Singapore etc are well ahead of us.
Dee Thursday, 06 September 2018 08:29 AM
True it was a failure. But they should not give up. They shall'struggle' till thy kingdom come!
joshua Thursday, 06 September 2018 08:52 AM
Yes, what a waste of a day. Also see how they have littered the roads. Disgusting to say the least. These power hungry bastards and drunkards should be banished from the earth.
Haramanis Thursday, 06 September 2018 09:02 AM
No failure is like the failure of this Yamapalana Govt!!!
chandu Thursday, 06 September 2018 09:45 AM
It's an achivement !
Dhammika Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:32 PM
ACHIEVEMENT of DESTRUCTION.
Jerome Thursday, 06 September 2018 01:58 PM
The entire country had failed since so called indipendance. It's all about gaining power and looking after thy self and relatives/friends.
Mandayan Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:37 PM
The prince wanted to come to age to become King but his uncles came into threw their hats in and so it failed.
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