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The protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) with the participation of  several political parties and trade unions started a short while ago at Campbell Park, Borella.
 
Meanwhile another protest march supporting the Electricity tariff hike began from Lake House and is moving towards Technical Junction.
 
The PMAIEB protest march which is scheduled to proceed to Pettah has been restricted to Maradana by the police to avoid a possible clash with the protest march which was heading towards the Technical Junction from Lake House.
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  • ලන්කාපුතා Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:34 AM

    what about the fuel cost added last year. Forgot that, may be for you not for the public.

    poorman Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:35 AM

    Protest march supporting the electricity tariff hike. Kapiaw Punnaku saha thanakola.

    Ann Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:41 AM

    they were probably promised something if they marched in support of the tariff hike... just to show that people are ok with the increases.

    Nomandy Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:39 AM

    i think you are living in others Tax money............

    ANTON Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:50 AM

    I THINK THEY ARE ON THE ROPES.

    An Angle Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:53 AM

    That's why it is called "Wonder of Asia"

    Chandima Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:59 AM

    Will anyone with a right mind support the electricity tariff hike?

    Nadi Karunaratne Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:03 PM

    Put on a counter demonstration for the price of a few bottles of grog and a lunch packet and then say anti-hike demo has to be restricted to avoid clash. And so democratic protest further eroded. That would be fooling whom exactly?

    Nomandy Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:58 AM

    rotest march supporting the Electricity tariff hike??? what kind of Idiots??

    jeffry Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:03 AM

    what a wonderful country is this. There are idiots to support Electricity Tariff hikes

    Viewer Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:06 PM

    Don't blame them. They would not know why they came for.

    geratrix Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:04 AM

    Hah.. there are people willing to pay this tariff!!! Lolz...

    Modaya Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:09 AM

    Simple solution get more from generous people who want price hike and give to poor people who doesn't want price hike !!!

    Andare Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:18 AM

    Five star democracy.What fools are for increase of electricity tariff.And only in this wonderland this kind of same day 2 protest rallies happens against each other.It not May Day though.

    weha Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:27 AM

    in that case write down those guys address and ask only them to pay the increased fares. simple.

    shan Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:28 AM

    he he he. what a joke. people protest to support the tarif hike

    Ruwan Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:39 AM

    you are totally right. what foolish action by the govt. henchiyalas. they soon pay the price

    Piumal Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:28 AM

    MR is very smart. He was able to prevent the protesting march coming to Pettah.

    The Opposition failed.

    sobers Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:25 AM

    Who will support the Electricity Hike! So everyone knows who is behind it. Politics in Taste of Paradise.

    francis Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:29 AM

    Government must be paying the electricity bill of those fellows participating in pro increase from the 85 per cent of the loan or from the remaining 15 per cent

    Ayyo Salary Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:33 AM

    A protest march in support of the electricity hike!!!!
    surely there must b something wrong!!!!!
    i smell Mr Mervin is around & about!!!

    SL man Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:34 AM

    nice plan of government

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:41 AM

    It is only in Sri Lanka one can find absolute idiots who even support price hikes to curry favour with the ruling politicians in return for a packet of rice, a dram of cheap arrack and a few rupees. We had seen such people even in the past during the pre-1977 period when they marched shouting they will eat manioc instead of rice, drink tea without sugar, prepare gravy without chillies etc. to satisfy the then government. If some organization decides to organize a competition to select the most idiotic people in a country, the our people will win hands down.

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:42 AM

    The counter protest marchers were brought in CTB buses and they were well fed and watered

    indira Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:43 AM

    Good Move. Govt. please take the list from protest march supporting the Electricity tariff hike group and keep their increase and remove the same for the other group. This is another joke from the Govt side to organize a supporting group to contain protest march as they know repercussions if they use force at this stage.

    Lankashantha Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:52 AM

    Bread Balaya Vs Buriyani Balaya. Later Buriyani Balaya will go for swimming at the Galle face terrace.

    hb Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:54 AM

    Wow a protest in support of electricity hike? Suppose when the masses organize a protest against corruption, there will be another protest coming in the opposite direction in support of corruption by a few pro government thugs and the police will block the protest by the masses to prevent a clash. Aascharyamath ratak!!!

    lkboy Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:55 AM

    are the people "supporting the Electricity tariff hike" happy to pay the increase?

    dev Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:55 AM

    If they are supporting, why Marching?

    nimali Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:55 AM

    wijayakgrahana to cambel park

    Jeewan Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:56 AM

    Last electriicty tariff hike was in 2008. You can't have the same tariffs five years later. Get on with life man !

    Rahmathullah M. H. Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:01 AM

    Sri-Lanka is the only country in the whole world, where protest is held to support price increase!

    its me Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:02 AM

    I would love to meet the people who are supporting the tariff.

    Not a Joke Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:10 AM

    They are the thugs of ministers and forces in civil clothes.

    Mugiwara Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:14 AM

    The protest supporting the hike must the rich who protest so that they get huge tax cuts for their businesses and political support. The best way, is to increase the number of people protesting against the tariff hike to millions. then we can see how many people really want a hike.


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