NPP to launch Aragalaya from June 8 to obtain LG polls: AKD

28 May 2023 04:37 pm – 9      – 1733



The National People’s Power (NPP) will re-launch the battle from June 8 to force the government to hold the Local Government elections, as 09 June completes three months since the LG polls have been delayed, NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said.

Addressing a rally at Balapitiya, he said all the NPP candidates who were contesting the LG polls would come before the Elections Commission on June 8 and demand the election.

Dissanayake said they will then organise protest campaigns in Gampaha, Hambantota and Anuradhapura and finally will launch a massive people’s struggle to surround Colombo.

“These rulers have inflicted grave destructions on the country and its people. The recently issued Central Bank report shows that 68 percent of the population have either reduced the amount of food consumption or reduced the number of their meals. It also shows that 40 percent of the patients have stopped taking medicines. Around 40 percent have cut down on education expenses, 500,000 people employed in regular employments have lost their jobs. Some 1,004000 unskilled labourers have left the country last year. The majority of the working force are trying to leave the country,” he said.

He said the NPP was struggling to convert this country into a suitable country where people can live and added that the NPP was ready to take up the challenge.

Nominations for the Presidential election should be called for before August next year he said and added that the LG polls and Provincial Council elections should be obtained.(Ajith Siriwardana)