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22 August 2018 07:14 pm - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


It would be convenient for people if the Government announced September 5 as a public holiday in order to reduce the congestion that could be caused by the protest campaign organised by the Joint Opposition (JO), the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said.

The Janabalaya Kolambata, Anti-Government protest campaign organised by the Joint Opposition (JO) is scheduled to be held on September 5 in Colombo.

Addressing a news briefing, PHU leader Udaya Gammanpila said the employees working in Colombo would be highly inconvenienced owing to this massive protest.

“We don’t like to see people getting inconvenienced because of this protest, which is done against the inefficiencies of the Government,

“If the Government would not make the day a holiday, we request the heads of the companies in Colombo to give their employees a holiday on that particular day,” Gammanpila said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 27

  • Saman Wednesday, 22 August 2018 07:27 PM

    Thieves protesting against thieves.. we have better things to do. Get lost. Holiday.. huh

    Saranga Wednesday, 22 August 2018 07:38 PM

    I am speechless

    Unchikun Wednesday, 22 August 2018 07:38 PM

    These are our politicians. A lost man day can not be got back. If such a disturbance to day to day working of the country results by such a protest and if they care 2 cents for the county they should do it without interrupting the day to day life of the people. Never vote for these parasites.

    Jaya Wednesday, 22 August 2018 07:46 PM

    Sorry SirStill you didn't refund my Rs. 100/- .

    Ceylon Wednesday, 22 August 2018 07:50 PM

    Look at these has gone to dogs.government and opposition both same.

    Raj Wednesday, 22 August 2018 07:50 PM

    Why don't some film director give him the role of a comedian in his film.

    Buddhika Perera Wednesday, 22 August 2018 07:52 PM

    As JO is not sure about the crowd, they think more people will join if it is a holiday.

    Lokka Wednesday, 22 August 2018 07:52 PM

    This PH is a lunatic.

    Dhammika Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:52 PM

    HE ( UG ) should contest the next elections from ANGODA where he belongs.

    Ranjith Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:04 PM

    After using the freedom to protest to it's maximum now this guy wants Government to help their act. Other than Mahinda who else in this party could rule the country. All they do is having a ride on Mahinda.

    Pradeep Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:09 PM

    You make the day inconvenient to us, we will make you and your party inconvenient and suffer during the elections day

    michael Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:10 PM

    Don't over estimate or day dream since ppl r not fools unless u bring them by force in busses to follow u guys.

    nihal Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:11 PM

    this man is a real joker

    City Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:13 PM

    Isn't it stupid? I think this guy is going crazy.

    Jonson Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:15 PM

    Better to fix on September 9th is a sunday instead of a working day. via DM Android App

    TU Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:26 PM

    This how you trying to develop the country first settle your debts

    Mukbilsinan Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:28 PM

    Srilanka has enough holidays compared to other countries.better keep your protest on Sunday to avoid public inconvenience if you are really caring for public.

    Suresh Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:30 PM

    For god sake enough protests! Its the start of the new school term as well

    Dillan Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:48 PM

    Did you give back the money you looted from the foreigner?

    Lima Wednesday, 22 August 2018 08:53 PM


    CITIZEN Thursday, 23 August 2018 09:35 AM

    Not necessary. It will be anyway a happy holiday for us when you will be enjoying a riotous holiday behind bars with your allies in the drama!!!

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 23 August 2018 10:28 AM

    If one of my employees do not report for work because of the "JO" strike, I would cut him salary by saying he could ask for compensation from the "JO".

    Leo Thursday, 23 August 2018 10:32 AM

    Mahinda's mouth piece in action.

    VJ Thursday, 23 August 2018 12:13 PM

    Disrupting the work of the people’s government is a crime. The term used ‘anti government’ is unpatriotic and treacherous.

    Patriot Thursday, 23 August 2018 12:34 PM

    Is the JO parallel government?

    Siri de Alwis Thursday, 23 August 2018 01:12 PM

    These people are elected to serve the country and the nation. Instead they want to strike and destroy our economy.

    Sambo Thursday, 23 August 2018 01:16 PM

    You better see a doctor. It seems your brains

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