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Former president Chandrika Kumaratunge said today that those at the joint opposition May Day rally were confined to a limited area of some 40% of the Galle Face Green.

She said the JO had published photographs in the media in the pretense of giving the impression that the JO was a powerful political force.

She said if all the people who participated in the SLFP May Day parade at Gatambe in Kandy were contained in one ground, the crowd at the SLFP May Day rally would have been much more than that at the Galle Face Green.

“The JO May Day rally was not bigger than the May Day rallies of the SLFP and the UNP. I have the pictures. They did not have a parade. They filled the ground and did not allow the people to move and had tight security right throughout and confined them to the allotted area. They get everyone to take photos and put them in the media with the hope of scaring the people that they are strong,” she told a news conference in Colombo.

Ms. Bandaranaike said the organizers of the SLFP May Day rally at the Gatambe did a foolish thing to allow the people who participated in the May Day parade leave without attending the rally.

“I do not know who organised the rally. They did not allow some people to come inside the grounds. We had a huge May Day parade. It left at about 1.30 p.m. The tail end of the parade was still coming in at about 6.00 p.m,” she said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Gayan Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:22 AM

    It is an understatement.

    SL Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:31 AM

    I think her math teacher did a very bad job. She is continuously messing up her fractions and percentages.

    senewi Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:27 AM

    Your vision is poor.

    michael Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:27 AM

    What 2 do all pundits did not notice namal babbas drone clip. It clearly shows where the stage was the distance between the crowd and the stage then also where the crowd r and the gaps in between, also the end. The end is not at the end of Galle face like u see. All those who r talking here were not @ the rally.

    ceylon Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:55 AM

    according to good booksonly theives must be there.but hundreds of thousands of average people also attended.reason is you supported government is not doing good things. via DM Android App

    Lal Tuesday, 09 May 2017 08:44 PM

    entire Galle face can never be given away due to security reasons but JO had space to reserve a little bit more

    Laljee/Qatar Tuesday, 09 May 2017 08:59 PM

    Madam president facts are stubborn ! We very well saw the crowd from a drone cameras. Since you have one eye in working order (nothing personal) you have seen only 50% of the crowd at the JO rally.

    Desmond Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:00 PM

    Stupidity at its best, MR outclassed everyone/

    paul antony Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:15 PM

    Ikmanata maha chandaya thibbata MR dinaida ? he and his people ruined the country and the current lot is worse. Solution is not MR and people know that and a return will be back again to misery BIG TIME....

    Haramanis Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:08 PM

    Well said Madam!. Or are we to call you Alice - in Wonderland?

    Sameen Jan Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:17 PM

    Does she still not know who messed up?If the tail was still coming in at 6 pm it was very much like her- late as hell.She obviously did not see the drone pictures of the GF green gathering.

    gemba Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:22 PM

    What can I call a women like this.

    RW Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:00 PM

    very correct Madam. You said that you have finished 90% of war. we can assess your mathematical skills. via DM iOS App

    DHA Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:19 PM

    Haaaa this is the first move of the word called "fear"....

    pras Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:18 PM

    madam just shut up. MR won the war what did u do except ruining the country. now you jave ruined yahapalanaya. now u seems to get anxious about MR popularity. we are fed up with you via DM Android App

    sg Tuesday, 09 May 2017 11:32 PM

    She must retire from politics. Now, she must stay as a retired president. We can see . her activities always creating complexities on prevailing politics,,

    Banda Tuesday, 09 May 2017 11:46 PM

    No one takes you seriously. Good for the role of a comedian. Lol via DM Android App

    Citizen Perera Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:27 AM

    CBK should completely keep out of limelight without making any further stupid comments and embarrassing herself.

    Jama Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:20 PM

    Madam is absolutely correct. Unfortunately I'm blind in both eyes and I didn't see anyone in Gallface,

    Yasir Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:17 PM

    Not even 40% via DM Android App

    WOW Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:22 AM

    Is your fake eye seeing unrealistic things??

    Harry Wednesday, 10 May 2017 03:31 PM

    These are called ''Sitha Niwana Katha ''

    Meyala Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:53 AM

    Oya mokada kalabala wela? Ginnak nethuwa dumak naginney neha kiyanne nikamata nowei needa? Ikmanata maha chandey thiyanna balanna result eka!

    Citizen Wednesday, 10 May 2017 06:40 AM

    Too much whisky affects brain cells

    Ranjan Wednesday, 10 May 2017 06:59 AM

    PISSU. One eyed jack.BAYAWELA. Have elections Tell your Govt. to see the strength. At SLFP May day rally when SIRA speaking half of the crowd looking the other side . Either they are fed up or tired or brought by force.

    ratne Wednesday, 10 May 2017 07:43 AM

    whooooooo, hoooooo

    RuwanL Wednesday, 10 May 2017 07:55 AM

    Fear is the Key! You have to admit that you and you band of Yahapalanaya members messed up! Tell your colleagues to change or get out!

    A de Silva Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:15 PM

    Paul Anatomy, who do you thin you are ?

    A de Silva Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:17 PM

    Michgael rows a boar ashore, to tell a lot of lies.

    A de Silva Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:19 PM

    You mean not even 40% of Western Province ? We are talking of Galle Face only.

    vichara Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:02 AM

    Forget about the area occupied. Hold the elections.


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