Joint Opposition protest march is held near Lake House roundabout; Mahinda, Gotabaya and SLFP group of 16 in the rally

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 - 19:08

The Joint Opposition protest rally is taking place near the Lake House roundabout at this moment.

Special security has been deployed at the President’s House, Temple Trees, parliament, presidential secretariat and the recently set up special high court due to this protest rally.

Our correspondents stated that Joint Opposition supports from Gampaha, Puttalam, Negombo, Hambantota, Matara, Galle, and Kalutara districts joined in the protest rally.

At the same time, supporters from Kandy, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, Ampara, Mahiyanganaya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Moneragala, Ratnapura, Badulla and Avissawella also arrived in Colombo to participate in the rally.

Meanwhile, traffic on several city roads were blocked since noon today due to the protest march.

Roads in Pettah and Fort were heavily blocked in the afternoon as all protest marchers arrived at Lake House roundabout for the final rally.

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