Govt. attempting to sabotage JO protest

Published : 12:04 am  August 31, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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Life-1-14By Kalathma Jayawardhane   

The joint opposition yesterday charged that the government was frightened about the anti-government protest campaign scheduled for Wednesday and was attempting to sabotage it.  


Joint opposition member MP Kanchana Wijesekera told a news conference that the Road Passenger Transport Authority had been ordered to restrict the issuance of temporary road permits for September 5, 6 and 7 in order to decrease the number of vehicles travelling in those days.   

“The government is planning to prevent people from attending the protest campaign. This situation is reported from many areas across the country mainly in the Western Province,” he said.   

He said the government was also in an attempt to postpone the Parliamentary sessions scheduled to be held on September 4 and 5 in order to avoid the publication of the parliamentarians’ comments made during the sessions on the joint opposition’s protest campaign.   

“It was reported that some party leaders had made a request to postpone Parliamentary sessions. We hope it will not happen,” he added.