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Protest outside Carlton Pre School in Nuwera Eliya which was to be attended by Shiranthi

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A New Year ceremony organized by a the Carlton pre-school in Nuwara Eliya town was canceled today when a group of protesters flying black flags staged a protest in front of the school compelling the school administration not to hold the ceremony in view of the prevailing crisis in the country. 

It was reported Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s spouse Shiranthi Rajapaksa was to attend the  ceremony. Due to the protest Shiranthi was not able to attend it and security was heightened in the area.

Meanwhile a tense situation erupted in Nuwara Eliya today when a group of residents in the area stormed the venue and compelled the organizers to suspend the April Festival which was to be begin today until April 30.

The situation erupted as the police attempted to prevent the protesters from entering.

The Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council had made arrangements to hold the April Festival from April 01 to 30. 

The protesters who entered the festival ground at Magastota on the banks of Lake Gregory, behaved in an unruly manner when the inaugural ceremony commenced with Mayor of Nuwara Eliya Chandanalal Karunaratne as the chief guest.

However, the protesters who gained entry into the festival ground amid strict resistance of the police anti-riot squad continued the protest and the organizers suspended the inaugural ceremony.

The Mayor said although the inaugural ceremony was canceled, the April festival however would be held as scheduled. (RR)

 

 


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  • S.S. Pathirana Friday, 01 April 2022 02:42 PM

    Rajapaksha's will be done and dusted very soon. Will be jeered and hooted in public. Shame !!

    Chryshan Friday, 01 April 2022 02:54 PM

    How on earth one group of people enjoy and celebrate festivals while so many are in hunger due to chaos created by govt looters.

    joshua Friday, 01 April 2022 03:02 PM

    Great. Well done. Carlton must be a Rajapkshe stooge invite that family member.

    Lucky Friday, 01 April 2022 03:06 PM

    Hooray hooray. BORU and horu kalliya. Keep up our brothers and sisters.

    Mick Friday, 01 April 2022 03:17 PM

    Hora family looted public money in large scale. They should return billions of dollars back to treasury.

    jay Friday, 01 April 2022 03:26 PM

    peoples power

    This is like a 50 over match Friday, 01 April 2022 05:59 PM

    Sri Lankan’s you are doing well to keep up the pressure on the “clan”.

    Arnold Friday, 01 April 2022 06:04 PM

    Lawyers and other experts should initiate action to trace and bring back the stolen billions.

    Em Friday, 01 April 2022 06:12 PM

    Well done boys

    Ranaweera Friday, 01 April 2022 06:21 PM

    Not people power, extremist power.

    lankafta Friday, 01 April 2022 07:34 PM

    Shiranthi Rajapaksa is the Executive Director and Principal of Carlton Preschools.

    Ramesh Friday, 01 April 2022 08:11 PM

    This is the way Rajapakses to be treated hereinafter. They don't deserve to be in public places as leaders. They ruined the country. Made public life miserable. They should be accountable for the present mess.


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