Written by Bella Dalima
15 Jan, 2015 | 9:52 pm
Party crossovers is a topic that has come under much discussion in the recent past,. It continues to be on the tips of tongues at present.
However, on Thursday we received reports of several demonstrations which were staged in protest against certain politicos who crossed over.
A demonstration was staged in the Ahangama town on Thursday morning urging that Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody who is also the Organiser of the Habaraduwa Electorate for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, not be allowed to join the government of President Maithripala Sirisena.
A group of members of the United National Party as well as a group of SLFPers in the electorate who pledged their support to Maithripala Sirisena during the run-up to the Presidential Election participated in this demonstration.
Meanwhile, a demonstration was staged in the Godakawela town this morning demanding that UPFA Parliamentarian Ranjith de Zoysa not be taken to the government.
According to our correspondent, the demonstration hampered vehicular movement for two hours along the Embilipitiya – Ratnapura road.
The demonstrators dispersed following a phone conversation between UNP Chief Organiser of the Rakwana Electorate Hesha Vitharana and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
A demonstration was staged on Thursday morning in protest against UPFA MP Anura Vidanagamage pledging support to new Uva Province Chief Minister Harin Fernando.The demonstration which was staged in the Mahiyanganaya town saw the participation of a group of UNP and Democratic Party members.
Following an assurance by the Chief Minister over the phone, that a discussion will be held by Saturday regarding the request of the people, the demonstrators dispersed.
However, former UNP member of the Mahiyanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha, Surasena Maputanage who was also at the demonstration, continued demonstrating towards evening atop a communications tower close to the Mahiyanganaya Rajamaha Viharaya.
Our correspondent said that the former Pradeshiya Sabha member ended his demonstration following a written assurance from the Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, a demonstration was staged in the Welimada town against former Leader of the Uva Provincial Council A.M. Buddhadasa pledging support to new Uva Province Chief Minister Harin Fernando and joining the ruling party.
Amidst this demonstration four people climbed atop the clock tower in the town to show their support to the protest. Our correspondent said that the demonstrators dispersed after the Prime Minster addressed them via telephone and explained the situation.
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