Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Massive demonstration in Sri Lankan capital in support of the Divineguma bill
Tue, Nov 6, 2012, 10:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 06, Colombo: A large crowd gathered near the Sri Lankan parliament today held a demonstration to show support to the controversial Divineguma poverty alleviation bill and to urge the government to pass the legislation.

Thousands of people including members of Samurdhi trade unions and progressive people's organizations participated in the demonstration.

The demonstrators shouting slogans and carrying placards that read "Pride of Development", and "Hands off Divineguma" marched from Ethul Kotte Junction to Parliament Circle on Parliament Road, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte.

Twenty-five organizations including the Samurdhi Managers and Coordinators Association, Samastha Lanka Samurdhi Development and Assistant Agricultural Research Products Officers Association, Sri Lanka General Workers Association and Samurdhi Managers Association have organized the demonstration.

The supporters say the bill, aimed at poverty alleviation by the development at the grassroots level uplifts the lives of the poor people.

The controversial bill has run into opposition from certain sectors and was subjected to scrutiny by the Supreme Court twice over its constitutionality.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Constitutional Assembly to obtain Parliamentarians' views on new constitution on January 9
-- [4 hours ago]
Special security plan in force for festive season
-- [5 hours ago]
Tajikistan President to visit Sri Lanka on Monday
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy frees Japanese cargo ship held by Hambantota Port workers
-- [7 hours ago]
President calls for religious tolerance among communities to uplift Sri Lanka as a developed nation
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Parliament passes Third Reading of 2017 budget
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Parliament adopts Code of Conduct for members
-- [8 hours ago]
AkzoNobel sends top Sri Lankan talent to the World Architecture Festival in Berlin
-- [8 hours ago]
Sysco, world's leading foodservice company to setup captive innovation center in Colombo
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's economy has begun to stabilize - IMF

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.