Galle Face protest to continue till Ranil quits

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The protesters at the Galle Face protest site has warned that they will continue to demonstrate against the appointment of PM Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Acting President till he vacates his latest post.

They stated that the UNP Leader has no mandate from the masses to lay claim to the land’s highest political office.

They also stressed that Wickremesinghe should refrain from submitting his nomination for the election of the new interim President in Parliament next week.

The organisers of the protest site further warned that if Wickremesinghe does submit his nomination they will press ahead with countrywide protests till he exits from his position.

Representing protesters, former Convener of Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Lahiru Weerasekera said that it is nothing but a mockery of this country’s political system to see the UNP Leader being sworn in as the Acting President when he had not even been accepted as the PM under the ousted President.

By Mithun Jayawardene