Police try to stop marchers from reaching president’s office in Sri Lanka; clash injures 13
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Protesters wanting the budget to include employment help for the nation’s youth clashed with police in Sri Lanka’s capital Wednesday, and 13 people were hurt.
Police barricaded the road to stop the march from reaching the president’s office and later used a water cannon to disperse defying protesters who attempted to break down the barricades.
Eight policemen and five protesters were hurt in the clash, said Pushpa Soysa, a spokeswoman for Colombo National Hospital.
The protesters say the budget contains no proposals for employing the country’s youth.
Last week, ruling party lawmakers attacked opposition members who held placards and protested the budget inside Parliament.
AP / Canadian Press
Oh ! opposition and marxists failed again. They couldn’t get one or two killed by police! Probably they are scratching their heads with disappointment, again.
What a missed opportunity for the opportunists at the cost of gullible youth.
Full credit to Police for winning the battle without having to shoot anyone.
Is this the beginning of the Sri Lankan Spring?
The tragedy of course is that the “leaders” of the spring are clothesless wimps with shrunken tools.
Guess where the real hero is?
a. in Welikada prison
b. in a luxury hospital in Singapore
c. in a safe house in the Negomo area
Please pick your choice and identify the person for a prize.
During Rt.Hon. Sir JOHN’s time when Dr.NM asked they be
allowed a peaceful demonstration during queen’s visit
said that they would not be taken into Police custody’
instead they would be despatched to the nearest hospital
with broken arms and legs.Then during JR’s time several
people were killed in a demonstration demanding a Rs.10/
pay hike.We have a glorious Spring time during the
infamous UNP rule.Perhaps the perforators of these vulgar
showdowns want some people killed for them to carry the
corpse round the city.Now here in Sri Lanka also We will
have a Peacefdl Christmas Season.
Under UNP or JVP, people would not be allowed to demonstrate at all. They would be shot and the corpses burnt on the roadside. It would be another Bhishana yugaya.
Nobody need to be unemployed, if they are not lazy. No govt can do everything for them. There is always work around if the unemployed youths take the initiative to look for work and not some cushy job.
In the West, there is massive unemployment with the economic recession caused by the capitalist system. These unemployed youths do not know how fortunate they are in SL, we have a good govt who cares and are re-building the economy after 30 years of mayhem. Given time everyone will have some emloyment as the country develops.
Me vidiytanam monama prasnayakvat visanda gata noheki.metek a maga nispalai.siya gananin gos podu depala,jatika dhanaya eetath vedi de neti kara ganne mokatada?samakami nivaradi pilivelata veda kaloth prasnath visandaganna pilivan.janatavaath sahaya devi.gnanaya pahala veva!