JJB vows to defeat attempts at denying democratic rights


All attempts by President Ranil Wickremesinghe to deny the democratic right of citizens to protest will be defeated, Jathika Jana Balawegaya(JJB) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake vowed.

He said that even though the current President has been a Minister, Prime Minister and an Opposition Leader during the past 43 years since, 1977, the public did not gave him a mandate to become an MP at the last general election.

However, Wickremesinghe now represent the mandate of 134 MPs’, and he has launched repression, against the people who protested for their rights, in order to please the ‘Rajapaksa clan’, Dissanayake said.

He made these remarks while addressing a rally, organized by the JJB, at Nugegoda on 20 August.

Dissanayake alleged, instead of doing politics with the common people of the country, the rulers are fighting to protect their own families and class.

“The JJB is fighting for the dreams of the common people of a better tomorrow. We will fight with the common people. Not only the ‘Ranil Rajapaksa’ camp, but also Sajith Premadasa camp will be challenged by this fight,” he said.

BY Aloka Kasturiarachchi