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Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 20:48
Former President Mahinda arrives at Joint Opposition rally
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The protest rally organized by the Joint Opposition against the government is currently being held at the Hyde Park in Colombo under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.  

Held under the theme of “Jana Satana”, the rally highlights the hunting of war heroes, the slash of farmer subsidy, ETCA, the political vengeance and deprivation of universal franchise.

At the same time, our correspondent stated that 50 parliamentarians of the Joint Opposition are participating in the rally.  

A group of SLFP MPs including Chamal Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, G.L. Peries, Dallas Alahapperuma, Keheliya Rambukwella, Bandula Gunawardana, C.B. Rathnayake, S.M. Chandrasena, Pavitra Wanniarachchi, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Johnston Fernando, Namal Rajapaksa and Rohitha Abeygunawardana are also participating in the rally.

In addition, People’s Party leader Somawansa Amarasinghe, leaders of the NFF, MEP, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Democratic Left Front, Lanka Sama Samaja Party and Desha Vimukthi janatha Party have also joined the rally.

Representatives of over 40 multi ethnic organizations and several artistes are participating in the rally today.

Janatha Sevaka Party leader Somawansa Amarasinghe expressing his views said Sri Lanka parliament is the only one of its kind which has accommodated 14 defeated candidates.

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