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Sri Lanka: Protestors refuse to meet PM, put forward their demands

A group of protestors at the Galle Face area now re-named as the ‘Gota Go Gama’ have written to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, declining his invitation for a meeting, but have put forward two demands saying the President must resign and all Rajapaksa members must leave the government.

Prime Minister Rajapaksa earlier in the day said he was ready to hold discussions with the protesting youth at Galle Face Green.

A spokesman from the Prime Minister’s office confirmed that if the protesting youth are ready to meet him, the Prime Minister is ready to meet and discuss the ongoing crisis situation.

However, in a letter sent to Rajapaksa, a group of protestors said they were not ready to meet him unless President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns and all Rajapaksa members leave the government. 

In the second demand, the protestors specifically ask for the Prime Minister and all other Rajapaksa members, namely Chamal Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa, Shashindra Rajapaksa and Nipuna Ranawaka to step down from all government posts immediately and also leave Parliament.

The letter which was released on social media platforms by some activists said they will continue the “GotaGoGama” protest until their main two demands are met.

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Responding to their demands Dr. Asanga Welikala tweeted:

 

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