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Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today charged the government was trying to misdirect investigations on the Weliweriya protest to blame the people who fought for clean water.

Speaking at the UNP Gampaha district electoral organisation meeting today Mr. Wickremesinghe said the government’s false charge that protesters had fired at the armed forces was enough to guess where the investigations were headed. “One cannot rely on the investigations that are being carried out by the authorities because of this reason,” he said.

He added that a continuous protest was the only means to get redress for the people of Weliweriya who had faced bullets for demanding clean water.

The Opposition Leader said the UNP would participate in a mass protest in Colombo on August 14 organised by several trade unions and political parties.

“We saw how Roshen Chanaka was killed in the Katunayake Free Trade Zone and Anthony Fernando was killed in a protest in Chilaw and now innocent youth Akila and Ravishan in Weliweriya. This nonsense has to stop now,” he said.


UNP MPs John Amaratunga, Ruwan Wijewardene, Joseph Michael Perera also participated at the meeting held at the residence of MP Ajith Manaperuma.




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  • M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:09 AM

    hide a pumpkin in a place of rice

    old citizen Saturday, 10 August 2013 06:32 AM

    It's always the case of victims become offenders

    sukirichuti Saturday, 10 August 2013 06:47 AM

    That is fine Hon. Ranil W. You should rally the people and impress on the Government that they could not continue to fool the masses and it is now high time that you and your party raised your voice and tell them enough is enough.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 10 August 2013 02:47 AM

    The way the government handled the issue is absolutely wrong; no two words about it; so Ranil as a citizen is absolutely correct; as a politician ............?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 10 August 2013 03:37 AM

    Hay man, how can you blame the Govt., being in the Govt. as a shadow rather a petty coat garment for MR.

    nishantha Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:42 PM

    Government is doing that because of power less opposition. Ranil you should do something or leave to others who can do better job for public.

    Dammika Friday, 09 August 2013 04:47 PM

    Whatever it is he is scoring points. Simple question, can the Govt high rank meet these people eye to eye?

    Porky Pig Friday, 09 August 2013 05:03 PM

    Ranil can only join protest, he and is stooges are unable to organize a protest. A bankrupt deaf and dumb leader. Please GO!

    Porky Pig Friday, 09 August 2013 06:26 PM

    Come on you jokers , smile.


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