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6 September 2018 02:11 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While stating that the Janabalaya Kolambata was the most successful protest campaign ever in the political history of Sri Lanka, the Joint Opposition challenged the Government to go for a General Election if they claimed that the protest was unsuccessful.

Addressing a news briefing, JO member Namal Rajapaksa said they were able to accomplish the task more than they intended amidst Government’s moves to sabotage the protest and prevent it from taking place.

“The Government still says that the protest was a failure. We can’t fathom as to why they say so after having witnessed the mounting displeasure from thousands of people gathered in the protest,” Namal said.     

“We challenge the ruling parties to go for an election so that they can see what would be their destiny,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle) 


Video by Sanjeewa






Pix by Nimalsiri Edirisinghe


  Comments - 16

  • Srilankan Sinhala Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:26 PM

    they all making false smile

    Lawry Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:57 PM

    This guy has a pathetic greedy face. And he wants to be a leader of sorts.

    Unchikun Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:26 PM

    Not only the government, I too saw and say your protest was a right royal flop. Why should the government have an election when you failed to do the protest correctly. Great logic Baba or more mini Ali Baba.

    Unchikun Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:30 PM

    Baba, you said you will stay in Colombo until the government goes home and your Papa is the prime minister. Nothing like that happened. This the project was one of the biggest failure in Sri Lanka.

    Rasheed Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:32 PM

    Just because you pay them bring the crowd it does not mean that they have to go for the Election.

    Zub Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:33 PM

    Bebi your father also called for early elections and messed it up looks like you have still not learnt the lesson.

    jaykay Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:34 PM

    It was damp attempt and was big flop - Using people who are with poor mind set - for your own selfish gain is a BIG flop. Make them economically powerful NO ONE will come behind rajapakse - because then their non-dependent mind will say that rajapakse

    CNJ Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:34 PM

    Major changes as promised! Ranil celebrating 72, the President "unfazed" and those who came to stay put fell asleep ! Janabalayata Jayewewa !!!

    concerned citizen Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:43 PM

    I am laughing and laughing

    Chari Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:49 PM

    There was a massive crowd. The voting at an Election has to be seen. They polled heavily though.... at the last Local Government Election.

    Ghaffa Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:51 PM

    sorry you lost the game. please keep quiet and stay until the next election.

    Saeed Mohamed Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:45 PM

    This is the correct time for most of the senior JO members including MR to give up politics and stay at home. They have definitely become a burden to the innocent poor people of Sri Lanka.

    Mudson Silva Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:53 PM

    Panic Panic Hooo Hoooooo total flop.Only village idiots came to see colombo for the very first time.

    cheers Friday, 07 September 2018 01:11 PM

    All the tamils, muslims and UNP is saying it was a big flop but actually it was a big success and go for an election now if the current govt is confident but they will never until Mahinda lives

    Dickie bird Friday, 07 September 2018 07:57 PM

    It was a flop because the way it ended...………….The Organiser should be sent to the back burner.Hello Hooker Namal ! You are just raw and green at this GAME. Just sit back and get back. You have 15 more years to mature in politics. Do not get too big for your boots at your father's expense.You were part of the problem for his loss in 2015. You don't realise and your father still does'NT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND.If anything to happen it has to be after 09.01.2019.

    Don Friday, 07 September 2018 07:57 PM

    That was Jaana (genes of Rajapaksa) balaya, a launch of hereditary disease from father to son to capture balaya !!

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