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Massive demo by UNP on Weliweriya and Grandpass


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The UNP today said it would organise a protest under the theme ‘Samagi Balawegaya’ on August 14 urging the government to arrest those responsible for the incidents atGrandpass and Weliweriyaand demanding answers and explanations to what happened in those areas.

It said the protest campaign would be launched near the Fort Railway Station and would be a historical one as it would not back down until the government gives an explanation.  

“The Weliweriya and Grandpass incidents are proving there is anarchy in the country.We willfight the anarchy and restore rule of law in the country,”UNP MP Ruwan Wijewardene told a news conference.

MP Harin Fernando said the Grandpass incident was set up by the government to make people forget about the Weliweriya incident and asked why the government was labeling a request by innocent citizensasking for water as part of an international conspiracy.

He said Muslim politicians in the government should play a major role when protecting Muslim people without being silentwhen they were attacked.

Mr. Fernando said if attacks on innocent people keep continued, countriesthatattend theCommonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November would heap allegations against the country.

  Comments - 49

  • sena Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:36 AM

    Do it on a holiday please without disturbing the daily life. We need to find our bread and butter on a daily basis.

    Sapumal Bandara Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:53 AM

    MR supporters - please act fast on the Renal Failure before it becomes a National disaster.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:53 AM

    Gentleman good move, but please work out something (a protest) against RW to chase him away out of Politics, then the whole nation will be with you guys.

    Prasanjit Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:05 AM

    Protesting about Grandpass mosque attack. Any word about the Temple attacked in Jaffna by Tamils the same day?? Not in your vote winning plan isn't it..?

    Ryan Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:19 AM

    It is the boss of you, what can you do? just agree to it and put his photo?

    Roshan Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:19 AM

    NO, he will be out of country.

    dias Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:33 AM

    Do something for fisherman ,the minister has given fishing rights to Chinese. This country will be a Chinese colony. Starta Demonstration from Colmbo to Puttlam against Chinese Fishermen..

    modsrilankan Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:40 AM

    Shame on your forefathers...we have to face to the reality.. we need a well planned project to protect singalese from minorities

    Kandula Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:41 AM

    Yes, support the NGO's. to destabilize the country.

    Onetim Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:45 AM

    Isn't it better to confront Dip product/Hayles and get some benefits for the villages.

    Please refer to some cases in USA/Europe/ South America where the company had to make big payments to the civilians.

    You can start by cutting down the Bo Tree and then donating some of the family money to Grandpass Muslims and others.

    Biku Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:46 AM

    This country will never prosper,because of the racist buddist in the country...they don't have a faith and a god...

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:52 AM

    The UNP is fast to forget. What happened to your protest for the increase in electricity charges? Did it disappear from the UNP radar with Dayasiri?

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:53 AM

    Oh yes, the three wheel diver moron.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:47 AM

    Good question, how could Ranil be an opposition leader? No. he is a shadow (Ghost) of UPFA and not UNP, either he is there or not no-one will care.

    Sunakaya Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:43 AM

    Enough is enough... Way to go...

    Papua Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:03 AM

    where is my comment ???

    RuwanL Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:04 AM

    Before you protest find a leader! Will Ranil be another dictator? You should show the public that you are going to be democratic party by electing leader democratically so that people will believe in the party.

    Asanka g Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:09 AM

    wel done sir..we are always with you!

    lucy Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:21 AM

    It is unfair to blame the UNP for these savage incidents. MR should be man enough to accept the responsibility for the senseless killings and resign if he has an ounce of decency.

    Bumble-bee Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:24 AM

    They use the streets anyway. Do you think they all travel by helicopter ?

    gemba Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:25 AM

    This would add fuel to the already blazing fire. Everyone keep calm and mind their ownf business.

    Bumble-bee Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:26 AM

    Yes, that is what they are doing.
    They call it a HUGE demonstration... It will be huge only if people participate. Let's wait and see.

    Bumble-bee Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:26 AM

    Ela-kiri kollo !

    Bumble-bee Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:26 AM

    Well-ma well said !

    Bumble-bee Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:54 AM

    Pissu Lucy !

    Shenesh Monday, 12 August 2013 12:52 PM

    Colombo fort, be ready for the other group's protest supporting the government for not giving explanation.. we could see some fun on 14th

    Seriously Monday, 12 August 2013 10:16 AM

    I want to protest against RW and his fascist rule in the party !

    sham Monday, 12 August 2013 10:21 AM

    Good move by UNP....
    Weliweriya attack on poor people who were asking for water....
    also Grandpass attack is on poor Muslims who were praying..
    the video evidence are available for both incidence...
    we appreciate your move and waiting for perfect reply from Mr President...

    Ranjith Silvar Monday, 12 August 2013 10:22 AM

    Anyway, We are with the Government as the best option as at now
    We may join the protest but with "We support MR" banners.

    sifa Monday, 12 August 2013 10:33 AM

    Good move by UNP but don't go to sleep again!!

    Jim Monday, 12 August 2013 10:47 AM

    High Time to see sume useful action from Oposition

    SADA Monday, 12 August 2013 10:54 AM

    Will you be able to stand the pressure from MR

    Kami Monday, 12 August 2013 10:55 AM


    willows Monday, 12 August 2013 11:27 AM

    we can't believe you guys still?

    saman rathnayaka Monday, 12 August 2013 11:29 AM

    it is high crimes to disturb any citizen like this.this crimes will expand to civil war.muslims countries can destroy sri lanka with their support to muslims in sri lanka top defend them.god knows what is this government is doing with supporting criminals to destroy the country.

    Sanyo Monday, 12 August 2013 12:04 PM

    Good News Ruwan, Hope you pull it off. Also hope your leader will be kind enough to attend.

    Suq Madique Monday, 12 August 2013 12:13 PM

    Will the opposition leader also be there? Or will he watch it from the comfort of his home?

    RF Monday, 12 August 2013 09:59 AM

    Good. Do something meaningful.

    ANTON Monday, 12 August 2013 12:53 PM


    kumar Monday, 12 August 2013 12:56 PM

    Fishing in troubled water. Wonder whether they can do it properly.

    Asrar Monday, 12 August 2013 12:58 PM

    UNP Fishing in muddy water
    Same time MR and Gota lost interest on minorities

    sanaboy Monday, 12 August 2013 01:54 PM

    Don t try to be a another JVP.

    Ajithkumar Monday, 12 August 2013 02:33 PM

    Seriously ...? and at this juncture..? Why do you want to distract the protest, and focus on Ranil?

    Ajithkumar Monday, 12 August 2013 02:34 PM

    Yeah..until we are affected we are not worried, and when we are affected no one would be worried ....

    THE TURTH Monday, 12 August 2013 04:08 PM


    Danushka Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:17 AM

    Fishing in dry water. Useless things. It will drag the country in backward

    Perumal Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:31 AM

    Yes, we support MR, to lead us all to the graveyard, both metaphorically and literally.

    Wenura Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:32 AM

    Whether your leader obtain permission from MR. Also he will have to ask some people from MR since Ranil will not be able to gather 500 people

    Rizwan Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:38 AM

    This guy is just another fool. Brainwashed by the media to think that Ranil is the problem when in actual fact he is the only person holding the party together. People like this "Seriously" are the reason that the UNP are kept weak.

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