A protest was held in front of businessman Dhammika Perera’s Colombo residence yesterday (12). Protesters, mostly from GotaGoGama at Galle Face, held placards and demonstrated in front of his home near the Colombo Museum.
A large Police presence was observed near Perera’s residence during the peaceful protest. Perera’s name was gazetted as a Member of Parliament from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) last week.
SLPP General Secretary, Sagara Kariyawasam, said Dhammika Perera’s name had been proposed to the Election Commission to fill the National List seat in Parliament left vacant by former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s resignation.
Perera is regarded as a successful investor, earning him the title of one of Sri Lanka’s wealthiest individuals. Because of his uncanny ability to choose his investment portfolio across sectors, he is known as an icon of expertise in corporate re-engineering and revival.