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Actress and GotaGoGama activist Damitha Abeyratne said today that they have decided to vacate from the Galle Face protest site.

However, speaking to the media she said that the Aragalaya was not over.

"Though we have physically left the Galle Face, the Aragalaya is very organized. Remember that we are ready to rise again against any corrupt politicians," she said.

Today marks 123 days to the Galle Face protest site and some activits were seen removing the tents from the site.

 

 


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  • Lay Citizen Tuesday, 09 August 2022 08:30 PM

    High time!! That beautifully landscaped section of Galle Face now looks like a shanty-filled pig sty!! It's a violation of the fundamental rights of other citizens who want to use this area. Protest sites should not infringe on the rights of other citizens of the country.

    Side m Wednesday, 10 August 2022 06:47 AM

    Hi Lay You wanted enjoy beautiful landscape But Srilankan are suffering and more. You are a blody slefish nut , you are part of currpted regim or your are self currpted.Every where in Sri lanka currptions ,cheatings, bribes and you name it. From top to bottom of that Country. May be you never been to other parts of the earth. Have nice day Respect each other Follow rule of law of the country Help each other and Grow together . We have to be Zero tolarance. Basic I l

    Citzen Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:53 AM

    Lay I think you can join them to clean up. After all these people struggled to bring in a decent Government including for you and your children. Your concern is about enjoying the beach. Were you so affected by these few days?

    James Wednesday, 10 August 2022 09:54 AM

    Can't you see the politicians making this country a pigsty? If the law is equal to everyone there is no need to mock up in GF like that. I guess you are also a such a person who enjoy non-entitled benefits

    God is with you protesters. Tuesday, 09 August 2022 08:37 PM

    You protesters have done a great job for the country over the last 123 days and made a powerful family to bow down. Even though this family still work behind the scenes with the hoarded money power through Ranil. This Ranil Rajapaksha will not be able to cheat us for a long period. He will leave the presidency in a most disgraceful manner.

    Demuni Uduwara Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:36 AM

    Exact ! Ranil should arrange an early General Election and then abolish Presidency!

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:45 AM

    You think so , you heavily underestimate the strategies of Ranil who is a veteran. Rajapaksha fell because Gota did nothing to suppress the Aragalaya. Only MR clan organised the attacks in which they became the victims. Just use your brain. These Aragalaya guys do this because they get money from abroad. Just remember that.

    Man Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:52 AM

    Will you believe that he will leave as he does not require to do so as per the constitution?

    Muthusami Tuesday, 09 August 2022 09:47 PM

    An alert and awakened citizens movement that supports a good governance structure to function will take us far.

    Ranjit Kapuge Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:11 PM

    I wonder which by law allowed the protesters to become squatters in a public area for 123 days with out the law being applied.

    We stand proud of you Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:16 PM

    Great achievement, first in Sri Lanka. This is a lesson for all those corrupted politicians and a warning to all those aspiring bogus leaders. No violence, No weapons; It's a show of unity and power. Everyone understood the message. May be this is the power of educated/civilized youth. They showed every one that Aragalaya is not just Banner and slogan, but a principle. We salute the youths, who showed, that mountains can be moved with bare hands. God Bless You all.

    Owen Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:27 PM

    The world is watching,and IMG and Human Right Watch too.Dont be too shure or Safe...China may help in some way but again at what cost at the end.Dont Trust.Be fair,Open Up for the peopl,Power Play what does it bring ?Be human,fair,democratic,let all peopl speak.Dont force power or Military on them,If they only want freedom,fairness and non corruption.You want to grow economically then without corruption.and with the peopl. Get rid of Box thinking.SL hast lot of clever peopl modern,Open,liberal.But politician,just an Elite of rich handshaking old veterans,corrupted non social thinking.But once Pocket füll,and country bankrott ..then turning to USA or Europe like beggars for help.Why should they...

    Aram Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:58 PM

    Now fuel is ok while fan and AC works at home. Then why waste time . Go and sleep these these disrespectful youngestors who did partly violence as per some foreign elements wants

    Dee Wednesday, 10 August 2022 12:11 AM

    You guys asked us for water, food etc. Etc. We gave, we came and protested too. But look at what you have done? You have ruined a beautiful place. You won't even care about it. It is disgusting to see that place. Just like some shanties. Worse! From where do these people come from? Don't they have proper homes? Will you ever keep your home's in this state?

    Cheers Wednesday, 10 August 2022 01:20 AM

    The violent and jobless third grade protesters created carnage for 123 days shows nothing but politically motivated against a family rather than a real aragalaya along with opposition and the minorities who were sidelined by Gota. You have destroyed the tourism and only added fuel to fire and disgracing sri lanka globally and come next election you can see where you stand from s people mandate. Protesters violated the democracy along with Western alias and failed by sending a democratically elected president and bringing a non democratically elected person

    Triple X Wednesday, 10 August 2022 03:19 AM

    Well done Aragalaya, you all have done a wonderful thing for the betterment of future Sri Lanka. You have proved that in future corrupt politicians cannot play as they wish. People of Sri Lanka fights for your rights, keeping in mind whoever you sent to the parliament must be serving you rightfully. See that in future no body guards for any politicians, they should walk on the road in the crowd without fear, if they are scared of the same people who voted for them PLEASE DON’T COME TO POLITICS. There also should be a retiring age for politicians. Jayawewa.

    Dayawathie Wednesday, 10 August 2022 03:54 AM

    Have your aragalaya somewhere else and not at beautiful Galle face green. At the end people will decide at the election. silent majority and not the noisy minority.

    S B Lokuge Wednesday, 10 August 2022 06:20 AM

    The honest people in the Aragalaya have now realized that they were misled by the fascists and the JVP/Kumar Gunaratnam thugs funded by the foreign NGOs. If in power, they will be back to their old violent and murderous ways.

    Mike Revere Wednesday, 10 August 2022 06:30 AM

    Queues of lack due to being robbed of state funds will receive wrath of karma on liars and murderers in the form of aragalaya unending.

    Sinhale4@gmail.com Wednesday, 10 August 2022 06:41 AM

    Aragalaya IS the best thing happen to our country in my recent memory ! This is NO way the end because Aragalaya will never ends ! Respect bros

    Nm Wednesday, 10 August 2022 06:42 AM

    Actress was acting all the time.

    G Wednesday, 10 August 2022 07:12 AM

    Your protest was well appreciated. It should not drag beyond the agenda, let's get on with life...

    sam Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:18 AM

    Great job done and timely to leave the GF site. Operations must not stop as Ranil Rajapaksa is still there

    So Bitter Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:55 AM

    Someone in Ruwanwella is still waiting for you Damitha. Looks like Aragalaya is more lucrative for you.

    Sen Rajapksha Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:55 AM

    Well done and thank you for the sacrifice you made. Please don't give up to fight for the right for justice.

    Be Fair Wednesday, 10 August 2022 09:04 AM

    Aragala got diluted when a Political agenda crept in. However, it did throw out a family that actually had done more damge than we would ever imagine, sadly. I now hope and pray Sri Lanka regain, recover and rediscover itself as truely a Paradise Island. I pray.......

    Blessing Wednesday, 10 August 2022 09:48 AM

    These youths will be remembered forever for the struggle made to change the political sysrem in Sri-Lanka. Hiwever, we cannot be happy as we couldn't make it a fully fledged one. It is sad to note still the corrupt and rejected politicians are holding on to power.

    S. Samarakoon Wednesday, 10 August 2022 11:28 AM

    Have a monument to remember the Heroes who brought change.. An end to the Rajapaksha corrupt regime.

    DPerera Wednesday, 10 August 2022 01:57 PM

    System already changed. Now go home

    Palitha Wednesday, 10 August 2022 02:39 PM

    Failed revolution by a failed people.

    Citizen k Wednesday, 10 August 2022 03:09 PM

    It is a surprise that those who don't visit the Galle Face Green say that it looks like a shanty town.Now they can go for a walk there in safety thanks to those wonderful aragalaya protesters and those who sacrificed their lives too.Do think before you make nasty comments on the wonderful people who got rid of the biggest curse of our country. .

    Anura Nanayakkara Wednesday, 10 August 2022 04:47 PM

    ARAGALAYA had a purpose and we think they achieved it. Now , time to leave GallFace Green ,leaving it for the general public of Sri Lanka. People like Damitha Abeyrathna should not pose off as a ARAGALAYA member. You former actresses should try to get involved in acting, not ARAGALAYA.

    Demuni Uduwara Thursday, 11 August 2022 07:03 AM

    This is a suicidal act ! Some of them have retained at the Aragalaya site and it is being accumulated!


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