Parties, unions, activists to sign accord on 9 Sept

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A collective of political parties and trade unions is set to sign a joint agreement on 9 September in Colombo opposing the oppression of those engaged in the Aragalaya protest movement as well as the arrest of youths by enforcing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

Representative of the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Ven. Udenigama Guneratne Thera stated that among those who are expected to sign the joint declaration will be political party representatives, trade union members, civil society activists, professionals, artistes etc.

He added that with the support of each of the aforesaid segments, the IUSF will form a broad collective to effectively counter the oppressive tactics of the Government against those engaged in the Aragalaya.

By Sawani Sheshadhi