UNP holds protest demanding democracy

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The United National Party (UNP) today staged a protest near the Temple Trees in Kollupitiya urging President Maithripala Sirisena to uphold democratic values and to reconvene Parliament immediately to resolve current political issues. Pix by Nimalasiri Edirisinghe 



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  • Concerned Citizen Tuesday, 30 October 2018 04:55 PM

    Does UNP MPs understand the seriousness of the situation? I see some of them taking Pictures and similing. Are they fooling around or lost hope ?

    Hari Mani Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:07 PM

    Well said, the theory is whoever comes to power, they all make money and we loose. So they have all the reasons to celebrate, and fool us...

    Nish Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:40 PM

    I always wonder whether Ranil instructed Sirisena to do this

    Lankaboy Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:57 PM

    Crowed looks very decent unlike MR n Co protest where most of the people are drunk

    concern Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:48 PM

    Very true. These people are not aware the seriousness. Instead if they are truly concerned about the country they should be sitting with all relevant politicians and discussing than showing how many supporters they have.

    nimal Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:12 PM

    JAYAWEWA. Poor innocent genuine people gathering to preserve democracy

    Yahiya Tuesday, 30 October 2018 04:56 PM

    UNP suffered without president candidate. Mahinda

    Shan Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:20 PM

    Multitude of people not only for UNP but to voice against the President's blunder.

    Dhammika Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:06 PM

    Just in ONE day s notice UNP has got its highest people and members collected . GREAT .

    concern Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:41 PM

    So it is people that matters who are gathered here.How sad !!

    DHA Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:44 PM

    Don't be too exited half of the crowd are the crowd which attended MR's rally....now people have also learned to play politics....

    Lokusalli Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:13 PM

    Get parliament open next , and prove you have the support ,then get back to work ...this time persue wrongdoers through the courts ...let those who give you their support be rewarded with justice for all ...

    saman Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:24 PM

    Very few female supporters!

    Ashok Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:53 PM

    They Are Busy Cooking For Their Men To Eat When They Return Home

    Achi Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:24 PM

    RW is upset that he is unable to travel around the world now

    Seeya Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:15 AM

    Please sent the replacements for elocution classes.

    johan Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:26 PM

    JO plan for three to four weeks and get crowd. But UNP within two to three days a massive crowd. Keep it up

    concern Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:38 PM

    We have not experienced this in the past. It would have been the same if it happened to so called JO

    sunil Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:36 PM

    We would like the leaders of the UNP to encourage people to participate more widely all over the country to protect our country from this dangerous situation this foolish Sirisena has created.Do not let these monsters come back to rob the country again, murder people and rape innocent women.Stand united and be brave

    Lankan Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:43 PM

    Very unusual to have such support for a recent govt who are always going to be unpopular. This is truly become a rally cry for democracy. People understand the risk to the nation. Great to see there is still hope for the country. Sillysena and The fat bastard must be shitting in their amudey now. Piss off now and open the Parliament for a vote, whom ever wins can hold power as WE PAY FOR YOU. WE ARE YOUR MASTERS not the other way around!

    Nissanka Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:47 PM

    The lady with a bible in her hand and one more thing hanging beneath shows who is behind these protests. Most of these women in the picture are famous masseuse in Colombo.

    jaykay Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:50 PM

    The reason for such a massive crowd gathered.common man understand that Sirisena's that of ungrateful and against human values - forget about politics- in that way as a human being Ranil is still the best , yes, he has some problem of efficiency.

    Independant Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:53 PM

    RW was detached himself from the common street man with his western attire and paid the price.JR AND RP were very different leaders.

    concern Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:33 PM

    Very correct.Guess for all these supporters it does not matter as long as their party rules the country.

    Lokusalli Wednesday, 31 October 2018 04:42 PM

    So dressing like a farmer makes you a good guy does it ...wearing trousers and a shirt is hardly spitting in the face of tradition is it ..putting a piece of cloth round your neck doesn't make you more trustworthy

    Nihal Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:58 PM

    We voted yahapalanaya 62% to Arrest CORRUPTED THIEVES Nearly Four Years passed Nothing happened CBSL Stolen at day light Very expensive Duty Free cars given and both parties living in a LUXURIOUS LIFE While poor peoples undergoing UNTOLD HARDSHIPS

    Mad Dog Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:15 PM

    Maithiri Srisena is a great man. He simply kicked out the party who brought him to power. He came to power with false promise to the nation that he will take stern action against people who was involved in corruption during Rajapakses time. But the same person has been appointed by MS to take over the country. What a joke????

    Silva Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:55 AM

    His sword went missing. So he ran behind the thugs for safety.

    Dee Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:22 PM

    If anyone was actually at the rally, instead of at their desk wasting company internet and giving stupid comments. People from all over was there. Poorest to the richest. And mind you no supply of gal and rice packets with RW picture on it. They pooled whatever they could and went through the day.the busses were upto vivekananda road on marine drive wella. Plugwansa must be now counting the crowd. Good count till two parliaments come and go.

    Unchikun Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:23 PM

    That a nice crowd at short notice. This need to be done in all major towns in one month intervals until democracy is restored.

    sara Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:10 AM

    Thats what you call decent than what was shown of the hooligans who entered Rupavahini lead by newly appointed Media Minister. and also the shooting incident of the CPC. I wonder those guys were paid OT for it.

    Godfrey Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:25 PM

    Irrespective of da party. Cry for democracy. Great.

    thirdeye Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:35 PM

    'Building' of UNP does not have anymore the people's faith as their foundation. So apart from these colour washing events it is bound to collapse, which has happened.

    Gamini Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:47 PM

    Voted Yahapalanaya to arrest and take action on currupted thieves. But Sirisena protected them from Day 1 and after 3 years made them Prime Minister and Ministers, unconstitutionally.

    Tourist Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:13 AM

    I have planned my travel to Sri Lanka, wanted to show the beauty of this country to my family.Now, I dont know if I have to travel which starts tomorrow Please advise.. is it safe to travel with all these happening in Sri Lanka?

    maduranga Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:29 AM

    there is no such a confict on sri lanka. as meadia showing . dont worry about your safe.

    Lokusalli Wednesday, 31 October 2018 04:45 PM

    Don't worry ..as soon as you land you,LL have sheet friend with you all the time ,to keep the others out of your wallet

    Hautaum Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:18 AM

    Hope, in this juncture, TNA calls people of North and East provinces with all parties to demand for their rights. It may be colorful for West and other nations.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:20 AM

    These are a huge crowd of real concerned people and not drunkards paid by the looter clan.

    millwisher Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:27 AM

    Now it is clear MY3 wanted to safeguard thieves from the very beginning.

    Raja Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:27 AM

    Good show. Well done young greens. Next time have it on a Saturday or Sunday without inconveniencing the innocent public workers. We are there to support.

    maduranga Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:47 AM

    UNP Talking about democracy are you sure they respect civilian democracy , is true why why prime mister buying 3000 million worth vehicles / why they try to spend 650k to chairs / why prime mister keeping 1008 people security to every single cents did he spend is our money, Alos former prime minster ranil wickramasinhga stay till 2030 as a leader in his party ,is that the democracy they did you expecting ?????????????????/

    Love Sri Lanka Wednesday, 31 October 2018 02:05 PM

    It is not about UNP or SLFP or anything else. It is about democracy ! The only way people can show it was by joining the UNP protest.

    KK Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:54 PM

    Protesting is in the blood to SL people.

    sss Wednesday, 31 October 2018 05:01 PM

    1.5 million rent a month man on the stage is not helpful

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