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* Sri Lanka's main opposition plans protest against casino legislation
Wed, Apr 23, 2014, 10:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) will hold a protest tomorrow against the government's attempt to get parliamentary approval for legislation that would grant tax concessions for two projects to set up casinos and gaming facilities in the country.

The protest by UNP parliamentarians will be held at the proposed site of the Crown Multi-Purpose Development Project at D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha in Colombo. The legislation is to be taken up for debate in parliament tomorrow and Friday.

UNP parliamentarian Dr. Harsha de Silva told a news conference today that the party MPs will gather at 10.00 AM tomorrow along D. R. Wijewardene Mawatha for the protest. He has added that they will come prepared to meet any emergency and would counter any planned attacks by government supporters.

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