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The Protest against the fuel price hike organised by opposition parties headed by the UNP took a turn for the worse with the Police using tear gas and water canons to disperse the protesters. The Protest held in front of the Fort railway station saw a gathering of leading opposition figures including leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickreamasinge. Pictured here are the scenes as the protest unfolded. Pix by Samantha Perera
































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  • Rj Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:28 AM

    Where are all the politicians who started this? Run scared i guess. Fighters fr democracy? As usual innocent ppl who pay the price?

    prag Sunday, 19 February 2012 04:27 AM

    What is happening in this country... its like Egypt????

    MyLanka Friday, 17 February 2012 04:54 PM

    My country... family country

    FRANNY Friday, 17 February 2012 05:11 PM

    Where is the so called Democracy and a free Nation. This is not the LTTE but our own Brothers who are fihgting for a living

    Kamal Friday, 17 February 2012 06:51 PM

    Good work, people dont give up until you get good result

    Sherine Friday, 17 February 2012 07:29 PM

    So sad to see those pics.. really really shame on our votes

    shan Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:20 AM

    Are the Police a different breed in our country who don't understand the plight of the poor?

    Gandha Kata Azwer Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:20 AM

    Fire burning everywhere. All becos of fire prices. Corrupt ministers muss stop stealing from the govt then fire will go down.


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