Dec 09, Colombo: A movement in Sri Lanka called Samagi Balawegaya (Force for Unity) says it will lead people to the streets against casinos.
The Samagi Balawegaya has vowed to organize a massive protest campaign and surround the casinos with social, religious and political forces in the country, if the government continues with its plan to permit the setting up of gaming centers and casinos.
Convener of Samagi Balawegaya, Dinesh Dodamgoda told a news conference that the government which identifies itself as an administration that gives prominence to culture and heritage was acting in violation of this principle by trying to set up casinos.
He explained that setting up casinos will result in the destruction of youth, culture and heritage of the country.
Dodamgoda also proposed that after taking to the streets in protest, the protestors should also surround the casinos in the city.