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Differently-abled war heroes call off fast after MR intervenes


30 September 2019 02:01 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sathyagraha and fast- unto- death campaign launched by the differently-abled war heroes that started opposite the Fort Railway Station by the National Force for the Protection of the Rights of War Heroes was called off after a pledge given by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

They decided to call off this fast when several pledges including a lifetime pension scheme equal to the salary were promised by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. He promised to fulfil these promises under a future government.

The disabled soldiers and wives of those who sacrificed their lives were engaged in a Sathyagraha campaign for 20 days opposite Fort Railway Station and four of them engaged in a fast unto death since last Tuesday as their demand was not fulfilled.

Meanwhile, the Opposition leader who came to the scene where the Sathyagraha was held at about 1.00 p.m today and promised to the war heroes and their wives to call off it as he is going to fulfil their demands under his government that will be established in future. (Nalaka Sanjeewa Dahanayaka)


  Comments - 9

  • prasanna Monday, 30 September 2019 03:19 PM

    exit strategy

    WAC Monday, 30 September 2019 03:41 PM

    Motives are clearer now...

    Nihal Monday, 30 September 2019 03:48 PM

    The Initiator request to end also

    Ranjith Monday, 30 September 2019 05:19 PM

    What can Mahinda do .Mahinda is behind all these strikes who is trying to fool

    TONY Monday, 30 September 2019 05:52 PM


    Sooty Banda Monday, 30 September 2019 05:53 PM

    Nothing surprising as this Protest was instigated and supported by the Rajapakses and promoted mainly by Basil. The next will be the Train Strike being called off Low third grade set of demeaning politicians the Rajapakses. Think twice before casting your vote for them.

    Upul De Zoysa Tuesday, 01 October 2019 12:44 AM

    Most Comments by people are worthless. Right now if Gota do not come to power ' Deviyange Pihity'. Look for another country to live. Mahinda is the God Father of SL.

    mahagamasekara Tuesday, 01 October 2019 07:11 AM

    these people will do anything to grab power again.

    Shan Tuesday, 01 October 2019 01:08 PM

    And the drama rehearsal concluded.

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