JVP holds demonstration against public sector corruption

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 May 2007, 05:01 GMT]
The Sinhala nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) held a one hour protest demonstration Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in Colombo in front of Fort Railway station condemning the failure of the Sri Lanka's government led by President Mahinda Rajapakse to curb the increasing corruption and other malpractices in public sector.

The protestors shouting slogans quoting the report of the Parliamentary Select Committee said that in 26 government departments corruption prevails and in addition a large number of many political appointments of unqualified officials have been made.

The protesters demanded legal action be taken against those involved.

Several hundred protesters including JVP parliamentarians Bimal Ratnayake, Anura Kumara Dissanayake,Sunil Handunneththi representatives of JVP backed trade unions and Buddhist monks took part in the demonstration which lasted up to 5:30p.m.

JVP has 39 MPs and the third biggest political group in the current parliament.


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