Protected by the police, around 30 supporters of ruling party held a counter demonstration opposite the #FreeJeyakumary campaign held in front of Fort Railway station on 29th Sep 2014.
The mob displayed a banner showing leading civil society activists in Sri Lanka ridiculing them. [From Right to left in the banner: President of the International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) Dr. Nimalka Fernando; Attorney at Law, Executive Director at Rights Now Collective for Democracy Sudarshana Gunawardana; Journalist and Convener Web Journalists Association Fredy Gamage; Writer and HRD Ruki Fernando; The President, ‘Families of the Disappeared’ Brito Fernando; Executive Director Center for Policy Alternatives Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu ; Human Rights activist Fr. Sathivail; ]
The pro government protestors displayed placards accusing leading HRDs of anti-country treacherous acts.
There were more police offficers and intelligence agents than the demonstrators at the protest venue, according to reports from Colombo.