Geneva resolution UPFA plans countrywide protests

By Ravi Ladduwahetty

The Opposition faction of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will soon stage what it called ‘massive countrywide protests’ in which they will apprise the people of ‘imminent dangers posed by the Geneva resolution’.
The parties involved in the campaign include the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (Opposition faction), Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, National Freedom Front, Democratic Left Front, Lanka Sama Samaja Party, Sri Lanka Mahajana Party and the Communist Party.

“The first of the protest campaigns will be held at the Vihara Maha Devi Park open air theatre on Monday, 19 October from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and we will stage countrywide meetings which will apprise the people of the danger of the implementation of these recommendations,” Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Leader and Colombo District MP Dinesh Gunawardena told Ceylon Today.
He also said that these Opposition parties will make their opinion known when the topic will be taken up for debate in Parliament on 22 and 23 October.

The MEP Leader also said that these meetings, in addition to the dangers of the Geneva resolution, will also inform the people of the perilous status that the national economy was in.
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader and Colombo District MP Udaya Gammanpila said that the Opposition had nine political parties in its fold while the Government had only five.
He also said that the LSSP and the Communist Party, despite not having representation in Parliament, had a substantial number of its members represented in Provincial Councils.