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Protests campaigns are being held throughout the island today in objection to the proposal which several countries including the U.S prepares to present against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Our correspondents in many parts of the island stated that large crowds are participating for this series of protests which is themed as 'Wall of people protecting the country.'

The main protest in the Polonnaruwa district was held at Kaduruwela under the patronage of the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka freedom Party Minister Maithreepala Sirisena.

Expressing views during this protest, Minister Maithreepala Sirisena had this to say…

A similar protest was organised in Ratnapura too.

Our area correspondent stated that the protesters who marched from New Town Hall in Ratnapura to the Ratnapura town engaged in a protest at the Ratnapura town.

Expressing views during this protest march, Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne had this to say…

Protest campaigns were held in many parts of the Kandy district today in objection to the international pressures against Sri Lanka.

Our correspondents stated that residents of Theldeniya, Ududumbara, Hasalaka and Manikhinna engaged in protests carrying black flags.

Meanwhile, a similar protest was held in Negombo under the patronage of Deputy Minister of State Resources and Entrepreneurship Development Sarath Kumara Gunaratne and Western Provincial Minister Nimal Lansa.

Expressing views during this protest Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne had this to say…

All races including Sinhalese and Tamils engaged in a protest today near the Clock Tower in Trincomalee in objection to the preparations of several countries including the U.S to act against Sri Lanka.

It is noteworthy that an American national now residing in Trincomalee too participated at this protest.

These protests were reported from the Northern Province too.

Our correspondents stated that these protests were held in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mulativ districts.

Our correspondent stated that Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalese community participated at this protest which was held in Mulativ.

During this protest, an effigy of the Secretary General of the UN was set on fire while the protesters marched up to the Mulativ District Secretariat and engaged in a protest.A protest was also held in Gampaha against the resolution to be tabled by the United States at the UN Human Rights Council sessions.

The protest organized by the Dompe Pradeshiya Sabha, politicians in the area and the general public is taking place in the Kirindiwella town.

Meanwhile, a protest is also being held in Minuwangoda under the guidance of Chief Minister of the Western Province Prasanna Ranathunga.

Chief Minister Ranathunga expressed his views regarding this protest.

Meanwhile, our reporters also indicated that all shops in Wellawaya were closed today and the general public engaged in a protest campaign together with politicians from the Monaragala district.

Meanwhile, a protest was organised at Deyyandara in Matara too.

Expressing views to our News Team during this protest, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Acting Minister of Mass Media and Information Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena had this to say…

The main protest of the 'Wall of people protecting the country' is scheduled to be held in front of the Fort Railway Station at 3.00p.m today.

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