Massive Protest in Colombo against Government decisions
A group of protesters of the Socialist Youth Union (SYU) attached to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have forcibly entered the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.
However, they were prevented by the STF from entering the Presidential Secretariat premises.
The SYU launched the protest march from Technical Junction to the Presidential Secretariat passing the Fort Railway Station, in the heart of Colombo, and one of the busiest main roads in the city.
Protestors are demanding the Sri Lankan Government end the shortage of fuel and gas, terminate the agreements that handed over the Trincomalee Oil Tank Complex to India, and the transfer of shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant to US-based new Fortress Energy Inc.
Has the SriLanka spring ( = the Arab Spring) begun.
I love the last photo above.
What a pathetic set of leaders !!
Your comment presents an ominous scenario.
The protest by Socialist Youth Union (SYU) attached to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) appears to be far more effective than the boru show by Modadasa and his compatriots.
I anticipate a social eruption because politicians from all sides have ruined our NATION in the 74 years since independence and it is definitely a time for re-defining the destiny of our Nation.
SOCIAL ERRUPTION will only bring the end faster and put an end to the lives of the people at the bottom of the society. As a society, a country what people should do is to sit down and honestly discuss and find out what happened, take stock of what we have and how to go forward from here without party politics. Those who want the government to resign should show the public solid plans and answer the questions about their plans, unless it is borrowing more to maintain the same lifestyle of borrowing to subsidise and live on. After 74 years from the independence, wake up SL public, living on subsides does not work. Somebody got to pay the shortfall. There is nothing called the government, but a concept. The money government handles and debts also belongs to the public. So, now after rolling the debt for 74 years, subsidies shortfall has come back home! Made worse by collapse of tourism industry due to COVID (= lack of US$) and massive hike of oil price in the world market (That translate into price rise in everything if imported from abroad due to increased shipping charges as well as producers price hikes to cover their own increased production costs due to the price rise of oil). There is no point in destroying and making things worse simply because living is difficult, but you are too lazy to know and understand why, but just want to blame the government expecting an easy miracle. Under next government it will be very much more difficult believe me, except them hiding behind the ‘faults of the current government’. These guys at least had a some plan that was ruined by COVID and the soring oil price nest to each other. What plan the other parties who want power have so far shown you, but blame and instant relief based on more debt? I thin the current ones in power well capable of doing the same.