There was a mass demonstration which was organized by JVP committee in the UK on 22 June 2012 to condemn the unlawful, murderous Rajapaksha regime in Sri Lanka. The family hierarchy of Rajapaksha is conducting abductions and killing people using underworld thugs and they killed two JVP members recently in Katuwana during a pocket meeting which was organized by Janatha vimukthi Peramuna. The mass demonstration was held in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK in spite of unfavorable weather conditions and the bus strike in London.
Even though, from the very beginning of the event, there were hatred efforts to interrupt the demonstration by several parties, defeating all these obstacles, demonstration was held successfully. The demonstration was continued for 2 hours with the roar of anti- government slogans despite of the low number of participants due to the bus strike and bad weather.
At the end, the organizer of JVP committee in the UK, Comrade Darshana Hettiarachchi stated that it was only the first gunshot against the Rajapaksha regime and later on they would hope to hold more powerful and well organized demonstrations to force the government to establish democracy and human rights immediately in Sri Lanka.