A people’s rally themed “The Freedom won is in danger; let us mobilize ourselves to face the nation’s challenge” organized by several political parties was held in Nugegoda last afternoon.
The MEP, NFF, DLF and PHU had organized this rally.
They had organized the rally attesting that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be put forward as the UPFA prime ministerial candidate.
Former UN permanent representative of Sri Lanka in Geneva and well-known diplomat Dr. Dayan Jayatilake presented the message of greeting former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had sent for the people’s rally.
MEP leader MP Dinesh Gunawardhana representing the MEP, NFF leader MP Wimal Weerawansa who belongs to the parties that organized the people’s rally expressed views at the rally.
It was significant that SLFP MPs Kumara Welgama, T. B. Ekanayake, C. B. Ratnayake, Saalinda Dissanayake, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardhana, Manuusha Nanayakkara and Dilum Amunugama also participated in the rally.
In addition Y. G. Padmasiri participating in the occasion representing the LSSP expressed the best wishes of the LSSP.
Similarly MPs Geethanjana Gunawardhana and Shriyaani Wijewickrema also participated in the rally.
In addition Western province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Southern Province Fisheries Minister D.V. Upul and a group of local government representatives including Moratuwa Municipal Council Mayor Samanlaal Fernando also participated in the rally.
Several prelates of the Bodu Bala Senaa also participated in the occasion representing the Bodu Bala Senaa.