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* Opposition political parties in Sri Lanka organize massive protest march and rally
Sun, Jan 26, 2014, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 26, Colombo: Opposition political parties in Sri Lanka are joining hands to hold a massive protest march and rally on Tuesday (28) in Colombo against the government.

An organizer of the event said that the main opposition United National Party (UNP), trade unions affiliated to the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka's Democratic Party (DP) and political parties in Vipakshaya Virodhaya movement will participate in the protest.

According to the organizer, the protest organized by the Professional and Civil Society Collective, is to stand against state oppression, social degradation and corruption and push for the abolition of the executive presidency.

The rally will take place at Hyde Park in Colombo at 3 pm. Three separate marches will start from Lipton's Circus, Gamini Hall on Darley Road and Hotel Nippon in Slave Island and converge at Hyde Park for the rally.

The Democratic People's Front, Nava Sama Samaja Party, Mawubima Janatha Party, Ruhunu Janatha Party, Nawa Sihala Urumaya, Eksath Janatha Peramuna, National United Front and Our National Front will also participate in Tuesday's rally.

Among the religious and civil society organizations that will participate in the event will be the Eksath Bhikku Peramuna, the Free Media Movement, the Alliance of Disappeared Persons, Lawyers Collective and other groups representing sectors such as health, education, fisheries and agriculture.

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