march in Panadura
The United National Party’s ten-day road show of protest against
the Government - the Janabala Meheyuma will conclude its ninth day
today in Panadura.
march against the UPFA’s non-implementation of pledges, absence
of tsunami relief work and demanding a Presidential Election by
the end of the year was kicked off on July 2 following religious
rites at the Devinuwara Devalaya in Matara.
the Kalutara rally, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe charged that
Constitutional Affairs Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera was attempting
to intimidate the Elections Commissioner by stating that the election
should be held next year.
Wickremesinghe further stated that according to the Constitution
an incoming President should be sworn in within two weeks after
the election or otherwise he loses the office. He claimed that a
Presidential Election should be held every six years in compliance
with the Constitution or that it would not only be an unlawful act
but went against the sovereignty vested in the people.
protest will conclude on Tuesday, July 12 with a protest rally addressed
by Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Town Hall premises in Colombo.