UNP 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.

The 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.

At 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.

Mr. 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.

The protest will conclude on Tuesday, July 12 with a protest rally addressed by Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Town Hall premises in Colombo.

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