Podujana Peramuna could not bring even 50,000 people: Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara

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LATE-CITY-DM-1-14By Nayanajeewa Bandara   

Public Administration, Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said that although Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna vowed to lay siege to Colombo with three million people , it could not bring at least 50,000 .   
He said this was the most unsuccessful people’s protest organized by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa because only 1,500 buses came to Colombo despite their claim that people would come by 4,000 buses.   

 

I have advised as the Minister of Law and Order not even to touch the people who came to Colombo and observe what would happen. They said that they would keep awake


Minister said so at a people’s gathering organized for laying the foundation for Kosgahaarawa Weva in Madulla on last Friday. The financial assistance had been granted for this construction under ‘Gamperaliya’ programme.   
He said, “ Last Wednesday, Mr. Rajapaksa brought people to Colombo saying that the post of Prime Minister would be taken after laying siege to Temple Trees. How can the government power be taken over by bringing 20,000 to 30,000 people ?. I have advised as the Minister of Law and Order not even to touch the people who came to Colombo and observe what would happen. They said that they would keep awake. There was not even a crowd of 2000 by 9.00 p.m. The crowd gradually decreased. We deployed intelligence service to find out the people in the buses, there were not more than 25 people in a bus. Mahinda Mahattaya said that buses full of people would come if he requested. But this is the most unsuccessful people’s protest”.   


He said that a group of people who got excited when the good governance government began to punish those who were accused of stealing public property had organized this protest.   

 

This was the most unsuccessful people’s protest organized by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa because only 1,500 buses came to Colombo despite their claim that people would come by 4,000 buses

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