JVP kicks off countrywide protests from Sunday to chase away the govt.

By Saman Indrajith

The JVP, on Wednesday, called on people to take to the streets to chase away the government that could not solve their problems.

Addressing the media at the party headquarters in Pelawatte, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said people were dying in fuel queues. They died in that manner no fault of theirs. It is the government that had caused the present crisis. That government could not solve it. The longer the government stayed in power, the higher the number of people dying in queues would be, Dissanayake said, asking, “How many people must die before this government understands that it cannot solve this crisis?”

The JVP leader said that his party had organised a series of public protests throughout the country and called on people to come and join the protests to urge the government to go home. There was no other solution in sight, he said.

The first in a series of protests is scheduled is to be launched from Anuradhapura on 26 June, followed by another in Kurunegala the following day. Protests are scheduled to be held in Matara on 28 June, in Kalutara on 29 June 29 and in Ambalantota on 01 July.

“We will not turn back until this government goes home. We call on people to come join us wherever possible.

He said that the President, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers did not have a legitimate right to rule the country. “Everybody thought Ranil Wickremesinghe would be able to do something, but he is trying to save the Rajapaksas.”

JVP Central Committee Member and former Kalutara District MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa also addressed the press.


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