5th September 2018

Prez, PM can insult Mahinda in the North because Mahinda killed thousands of Tamils.

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It was because of what I achieved in the North that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe now have the opportunity to insult me when they go to the North, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. Addressing a Sathyagraha organized by the joint opposition (JO) he said, “The incumbent government has violated the independence that we acquired after defeating the LTTE. The people’s democratic rights are being violated by postponing the elections”. “The situation is going from bad to worse. The country is heading towards an autocratic form of governance rather a democratic rule,” the former president Mahinda said. Interestingly there is NO White Vans and kidnapping and killings like we had during Mahindas rule. Journalists, Human Right workers and Tamil politicians were killed […]

“Janabalaya Kolombata” Protest Comes to an End as Demonstrators Commence Leaving Colombo Despite Organizers Claim of Laying Overnight Siege to the City

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Police Estimate Crowds at “Janabalaya Kolombata” Rally in Colombo at 50,000 Although Organizers Claim Hundreds of Thousands Joined Protest Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s supporters kept up a demonstration outside Lake House after a brief march from the Bo Tree junction. Party officials said they planned to stay overnight in Colombo. President Rajapaksa and his former defence secretary brother Gotabhaya spent a brief time with the protesters, but were expected to re-join the crowd later in the evening, party leaders said. They said hundreds of thousands of people joined the rally, but police said their estimate was that the crowd was about 50,000. Police said the crowd at Wednesday’s protest was about half the number that attended the JO mass rally to mark May 1 at […]

Campaigners on the Road – Rajapakshes in Hotel Rooms

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Since yesterday rooms in high class hotels in Colombo, such as Shangri-La, Taj Samudra and Hilton, have been reserved by many people. It is for the campaign planned to be held today by the Joint Opposition Party. Usually, pre-reservations are made in relate to a protest, opposition or a political campaign for a stadium that people can gather; otherwise a conference hall. However, neither any stadium nor any conference hall has been reserved by the Rajapakshes in light of this campaign until last night. Nevertheless, rooms with maximum facilities in hotels such as Shangri-La, Taj Samudra and Hilton have already been reserved by the group. The main organizer of the campaign Mr. Namal Rajapakshe has organized the event in rather an unorthodox way. He stated […]