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Mass movement to safeguard democracy: Sajith

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UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said several political parties would join his party soon to form a mass movement to safeguard democracy soon.
 
Issuing a statement yesterday Mr. Premadasa said it is his belief that such a movement would be formed before the present situation where the people are organising themselves irrespective of the government’s attempts to curb their rights.
 
Mr. Premadasa also vehemently condemned the attack on the UNP protest by the police using tear gas to disperse crowds.
 
He said the right of the people guaranteed by the constitution to stage protests has been violated by the government by this act.

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  • Nodrog Monday, 20 February 2012 06:17 AM

    Great. Continue the agitation, we've had enough of this nonsense.

    Anil Monday, 20 February 2012 06:32 AM

    He is calling the UNP "his party ". As if it belongs to him

    saman Monday, 20 February 2012 07:01 AM

    very true

    Modaya Monday, 20 February 2012 08:14 AM

    Why cant you organize a mass movement to oust Ranil?

    COMMON MAN Monday, 20 February 2012 09:13 AM

    My Mind goes back to 88-91 President Premadasa Era...

    naren Monday, 20 February 2012 05:56 PM

    I would like to ask from Mr. Sajith Premadasa which party he currently represents

    Ronny Monday, 20 February 2012 09:22 AM

    I think Sajith should FIRST join Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe and support him to form a mass movement to afeguard democracy

    ind Monday, 20 February 2012 09:28 AM

    ... and support the government at this crucial time !!!

    ind Monday, 20 February 2012 09:29 AM

    Mmmmm.... Haven't I done it yet ?? - Sajith

    mervyn perera Sunday, 19 February 2012 11:35 PM

    Why did u and Dayasiri Jayasekere keep away from ther anti govt protest at Fort Railway station.

    Saman Monday, 20 February 2012 12:12 AM

    Like Father like Son, protecting "democracy"!

    LAWRANCE Monday, 20 February 2012 10:00 AM

    They want to destroy our country and nothing else they want.

    BADA-UDA GEMMBA Monday, 20 February 2012 09:52 AM

    Democracy???? WHAT DEMOCRACY IN SL????
    BORN and DIED on 4th February 1948!!!1

    raigam Monday, 20 February 2012 02:39 AM

    Why he refrain from the protest of oil price hike?

    UNP supporter Monday, 20 February 2012 03:11 AM

    Why didn't you & your supporters join the protest last Friday?

    B.B. Marasingha Monday, 20 February 2012 03:50 AM

    High time to unite.

    z.fareed Monday, 20 February 2012 04:13 AM

    High time Divider & selfish politician

    Concerned Monday, 20 February 2012 10:50 AM

    Seriously? After supporting for all these years just to loose over and over again?

    IAJ Monday, 20 February 2012 10:51 AM

    Do not cheat the innocent people.

    WarElephant Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:32 AM

    our country is going through a crisis because of the us imposed sanctions on iran. therefore he understands reason, without relenting to an irrational drive to power.

    Handipora Monday, 20 February 2012 10:58 AM

    I don't think he is capable of doing such a thing going by the performance so far.

    Devaka Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:18 AM

    Safeguard democracy within the UNP first.

    Jessie Long Prong Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:32 AM

    SP............u lost my Support when u didnt fight to the death with RW.........When the going gets Tough, the Tough get going........Sounds familiar??

    A W Abdulkany Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:44 AM

    UNP has to take a "UNiPied " stand. Ranil is talking different things at different time; Karu is talking something else and you are talking totally different. All of you are totally confused. you all don't know whether you are sitting or standing; coming or going. You cannot defeat the present Government., as far the development work of this Government exceeds its other negatives, you are talking of.

    Ajith Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:52 AM

    Rather giving statements or press briefings about other parties joining UNP, you first have to join with the UNP and stop creating divisions and demolishing the party. U were not there I guess, u wanted to show that UNP is weaker without you...C'mmon guys.......

    gamage Monday, 20 February 2012 05:22 AM

    it should be protest of non violance but should continue not for a day it should continue untill the deamands are given with all

    Noor Monday, 20 February 2012 11:26 AM

    Overnight, we dont know who is supporting who,

    Manjula Prasad Monday, 20 February 2012 05:49 AM

    Because they support the current regime

    gune Monday, 20 February 2012 05:49 AM

    This attempt will have the same result as before. wait and see.

    Aziz Tuesday, 21 February 2012 05:23 AM

    Your father will tell you how to safe guard democracy..my left foot..

    Mervyn Friday, 24 February 2012 11:53 PM

    Democracy was never at any risk since independence and even in years before you were born and will not be even after you are gone. So there is nothing to safeguard it, what you are trying is to safeguard your position under pretext. If not for democracy your boss along with other bankrupt parties cannot demonstrate against the Govt. at any time, have you ever seen any protest demonstration in North Korea, Cuba etc. you are only trying to hoodwink the people, so do not ask the citizens to eat grass just because it is green and you are eating it. . additionally, when the peaceful march became a riot oriented crowd by removing the barricades, the police had no other choice but to disperse them, like in any other country. It is not a violation of the constitutional rights of the people when the same people become unruly.


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