Sri Lanka’s opposition parliamentarians led by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa defying a government-imposed curfew marched to protest the government’s handling of the economic crisis while suppressing public dissent.
Members of several opposition parties led by the Leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, Sajith Premadasa marched from near the Nelum Pokuna Theater to hold a peaceful rally at the Independence Square in Colombo.
However, they were prevented from entering the Independence Square by armed police who had set up barriers and roadblocks to block all entrances to Independence Square, causing a heated situation between members of parliament, including the Leader of the Opposition, and the police.
The Opposition Leader speaking at the occasion said this government is a curse to the country and must be uprooted and removed.
The Leader of the Opposition, Sajith Premadasa said any ruler should understand that people’s power overcome state and the people of this country are not ready to hold on to the government for a single moment which had shattered the aspirations of the people.
The Leader of the Opposition said this evil government was pushing the people of the country to their graveyard and that this barbaric government should be completely thrown away.