The UNP has decided to commence an island wide sathyagraha and protest campaign against the deceitful Mahinda Rajapaksa administration and to create awareness among the people, UNP Secretary Tissa Attanayake said.
Attanayake made this comment while participating in the protest held this morning under Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s patronage organized by the People’s Movement against Lawlessness. The protest was organized to mark the second anniversary of Sarath Fonseka’s imprisonment.
He said the Opposition Leader had decided to limit today’s protest to the UNP parliamentarians because he believed the MPs needed to step on the streets in protest before calling the people to protest.
According to Attanayake, the protest campaign is to be held as sathyagrahas island wide with the participation of party activists and zonal committees of the People’s Movement Against Lawlessness is to be set up at local government level.
Head of the UNP Communications Division, MP Mangala Samaraweera addressing a public meeting said that a protest campaign would be held to mobilize the people against the current administration and that a people friendly government would be set up after chasing away the Rajapaksa government before the end of the year.