Organizers of the P2P march claim resounding success as Muslims join Tamils

ECONOMYNEXT – The organizers of the so-called P2P March are calling it a “huge success” and that the protest united the minority communities in the country as they travelled from Pothuvil in the Eastern Province through Mannar to Polikandi in the Northern Peninsula.

Batticaloa Member of Parliament from the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi Rasamanickam Shanakyan, one of the leaders of the march told EconomyNext that the crowd “exceeded our expectations.”

He said that “minority leaders” from various parts of the country joined the march and at the end, the gathering “numbered tens of thousands.”

The efforts in previous years to gather large crowds for the march had failed but this time the crowd was unprecedented, local journalists said.

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