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UNP activists demonstrate in Colombo
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 October 2004, 09:21 GMT]
United National Party (UNP) parliamentarians including
hundreds of party cadres and activists joined in what is dubbed as “Kitchen Revolution," Tuesday in Kollupitiya junction, Slave Island junction, Hyde Park Corner, Maradana overhead bridge junction, Technical College junction and Kochchikade St Anthony’s Church junction, sources in Colombo said.
Placards carried by the demonstrators protested
against the increasing cost of living, wanted increase
in salaries and demanded the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to take immediate steps to
find a solution to the ethnic conflict.
The demonstrations are aimed at "opening the eyes of the Government," said the organizers of the protest. People are undergoing immense suffering due to economic slump caused by the inaction of the Govt. in regard to the peace process, the protesters said.
UNP Parliamentarian Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressing
the party supporters in Kollupitya junction said, "We
will surround the President palace and send the home
UPFA government March of next year. After that UNP
will build up new North-South government."
|Parliamentarian Mr. Hemakumara Nanyakkara shouting slogans against the UPFA government
UNP parliamentarians Professor G.L.Peris, Mr. Gamini
Lokuge, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Mr. Hemkumara
Nanyakkara, Mr. Sagala Rathnayaka and Mr. Laksman Yapa
Karunarathna participated Kollupitya junction
UNP organizers said that a people’s campaign is to be launched in November and also that additional campaigns will be held this month in Kandy, Anuradhapura, Matara, Galle, Badulla, Ratnapura and Chilaw.