NAWALAPITIYA : Some 16 persons including Nawalapitiya Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Organizer Sasanka Sampath have been arrested for protesting against a meeting held by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in Nawalapitiya Sunday,Oct,16
The second public rally of the series of “Let’s rise together” organized by the SLPP was held in Nawalapitiya today and a tense situation was reported with the arrival of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
This rally was organized under the coordination of MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage.
A public meeting in the series of public rallies of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, titled – ‘Let’s stand together’ – was held in Nawalapitiya on Sunday (16).
The public meeting was held under the chairmanship of SLPP Leader and the former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Speaking at the event, former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse admitted that although they may have made mistakes, there have been people in history who have made mistakes before.
“When something goes wrong, we have a chance to fix it. We don’t need to be ashamed,” he said.
He alleged that while many know the truth of what happened, many still act as if they do not know, and stick by their lies for the shame of not being able to take back their accusations.
Acknowledging the protest which took place at the same location today, the former Prime Minister said that it is unclear what they demand, and he has no idea as to what they expect.
“We know there is a section of this country against us. When we have an election, we know that we will have more. Even today, if there is an election, a general election, we will win. That is the truth,” he stressed.(with inputs from News First/Ada Derana)