The third day of the ‘Jana Satana Pada Yatra’ commenced today from Nelumdeniya town and it is scheduled to proceed until Nittambuwa.
Currently the protest march is passing Ambepussa town.
According to our correspondent, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa did not participate in the initial stage of the march.
Meanwhile, Warakapola Police sought a court order to prevent the protesters from entering the town.
However Warakapola Magistrate Tharangamal Suwandurugoda dismissed the police request.
In addition, Attanagalla Magistrate’s Court also dismissed a request made by the Nittambuwa Police, to prevent Joint Opposition March and UNP promotion programs.
The Attanagalla court dismissed the request citing that political parties have the liberty to engage in their activities democratically.
Meanwhile, Gampaha Chief Magistrate issued an order yesterday to conduct UNP member promotion programs along the Nittambuwa to Kiribathgoda route, one hour before or after the protest march.
Mahara Magistrate’s court also dismissed the requests made by Kiribathgoda and Kadawatha Police stations yesterday, to prevent the protest march from entering the two towns.
According to our correspondent, bundles of grass were seen hung from the electric poles along the Colombo – Kandy road within Kiribathgoda town limit.
In addition, the banner hung near the Clock tower of the city centre read that this was a gift from the residents of Kelaniya for the participants of the protest march.
‘Jana Satana Pada Yatra’ is scheduled to pass Kiribathgoda town along new Kandy road.