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Ranil against ‘dictatorial insanity’

By Mallika Etulgama
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 SLFP.
The meeting, attended by UNPers and others, was held at the Sri Pushpadhana Hall at DS Senanayake Veediya, Kandy.
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 the Press.
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 Attanayake.