The protest rally against the government organized by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is scheduled to take place at 2.00 pm today (15).
The protest will commence from three key entry points to Colombo.
The protest rally will be attended by Samagi Sevaka Sangamaya, Samagi Vanitha Balawegaya, civil society organizations and university lecturers.
It is also believed that a large number of SJB supporters representing every electorate will join this rally.
Hundred Thousand to Colombo
Meanwhile, Samagi Jana Balawega MP SM Marikkar stated at a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday (14) that the struggle is being waged to oust the government which does not feel the pressure of the people and that over 100,000 people will be brought to Colombo today no matter what obstacles and threats they may have to encounter.
He also said, “After the election of the current President, 800 billion of tax relief was given to his friends and to cover the loss of government revenue they printed money. As a result, inflation rose, commodity prices have skyrocketed due to the mismanagement of the dollar.
Now they are hatching a new plot to the effect that if Cabraal is removed the issues would be resolved. However, we clearly say that enough is enough. People can no longer live in this manner. If things go on in this manner, parents will either have to start stealing to take care of their children or just leave them. We will be commencing the struggle to oust this government that does not understand the pressures faced by the people. No matter what threats or obstacles we have to face, we will definitely bring over 100,000 people to Colombo and no one can stop us.”
He said, “All I can say is let’s meet on the streets. We invite all those who trust in democracy, the law and justice to join us to oust this ttyrannical, dictatorial, arrogant rulers.”