Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* JVP protest against the government draws massive crowd to Colombo
Fri, Mar 18, 2022, 08:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 18, Colombo: A protest march organized by the Socialist Youth Union (SYU), the youth wing of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in Colombo on Friday (18) morning against the Sri Lankan Government drew a massive crowd to the capital city.

A large number of youths participated in the massive protest rally held in front of the Presidential Secretariat following the march against the government which the Marxist party say sells resources and queues up the people.

The march and protest were held in Colombo against the government and the sale of resources, including the oil tank farm at Trincomalee.

The protesters marched from the Maradana Technical Junction to the Presidential Secretariat displaying banners with slogans that read “No more oil queues”, “Take over oil tanks sacrificed to India”, “Take over Yugadanavi given for America”, “Patriotic youth join hands to save the country”.

The protestors demanded the Sri Lankan Government to end the shortage of fuel and gas, terminate the agreements that handed over the Trincomalee Oil Tank Complex to India, and the transfer of shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant to US-based new Fortress Energy Inc.

A tense situation arose when the protesters tried to enter the Presidential Secretariat and the police and the Special Task Force thwarted the attempt. Protesters who had been staying near the Presidential Secretariat for some time then dispersed.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Luminex Limited lists on the Diri Savi Board after a capital raise of Rs. 250 Million
-- [6 hours ago]
Minister of Justice visits Jaffna to resolve Northern people’s issues
-- [9 hours ago]
Opposition Leader promises to provide solutions to victims of political revenge within 6 months
Three-hour day and night power cuts from tomorrow
Revised notice regarding the conduct of schools during the week from June 27 to July 1, 2022
High Level U.S. delegation arrives in Sri Lanka to address the economic crisis
Calling of officers to government offices restricted further
Prices of food items to go up by 10%
Father and Mother die in house fire, two daughters injured
Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.