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A traffic congestion is reported from Borella to Maradana due to a protest march organised by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) over the electricity tariff hike, police said.

The protest march was scheduled to reach to the Colombo Fort Railway station.

JVP MP Tilvin Silva told media outside the Fort Railway Station that they would continue their campaign against the electricity tariff hike despite the government’s attempts to sabotage the protests.   

“We are always with the people. We invite those who ridicule our campaigns against the tariff hike to join us in this struggle,” Mr. Silva said. (YP & LSP)
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  • gamunu Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:45 AM

    To morrow there will be a another demonstration supporting the tariff hike.

    sarath Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:55 AM

    Here we go-around-the-mull-berry-bush

    dingo Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:32 PM

    Only JVP can save this country

    Critic Roshan Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:49 PM

    Was the crowd exceeding over 5,000 people at Borella. No problem government can gather over 500,000 people by tomorrow.

    desilva Thursday, 23 May 2013 03:19 PM

    Yes,yes. Free transport with bath packet and Rs..500.

    Ratavasiya Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:25 PM

    JVP is fighting for everybody's benefit but if they win everybody can enjoy. If they loose only JVP suffer. That is the reality.

    raviraj Friday, 24 May 2013 03:22 AM

    didn't the govt. grape vine announce the protest were a total failure and 93% reported to work...so these must be the non working people

    Lenny Friday, 24 May 2013 03:44 AM

    Although m not a JVP supporter I thank them for this demonstration. Even though I was stuck in traffic for over two hours.

    Steve Friday, 24 May 2013 05:05 PM

    Let us all support them by withholding the payment of electricity bills until it is been revised........Let us show and remind the government of peoples power...


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