Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, who
visited hill capital Kandy on Friday to address the
People’s Movement Against Dictatorial Insanity, took
part in a poster campaign.
He pasted a poster on a wall at DS Senanayake
Veediya and marched the streets of Kandy with the
posters being carried by the members of the People’s
Movement. The campaign ended with a Bhodhi Pooja at
the Natha Devale.
Addressing the public, Wickremesinghe said the
suicide bomber who was brought to Town Hall,
Colombo, to assassinate former President Chandrika
Bandaranaike in 1999 was allegedly aided by a member
of the incumbent government, who is also a member of
The meeting, attended by UNPers and others, was held
at the Sri Pushpadhana Hall at DS Senanayake
Wickremesinghe also said the man, who saved the
country from the LTTE clutches, was now behind bars.
He said he had come to Kandy to address this
meeting, not with any political motives, but to show
that justice should be brought to a man like Sarath
Fonseka. He said that everyone is in fear, including
Wickremesinghe added that this is the first step
towards a public outcry against the Government. He
urged people to go ahead with putting up posters
although they are not allowed to do so.
Among those who spoke were Member of Parliament
Mangala Samarweera and UNP General Secretary Tissa