Protest march in Sri Lanka

Friday, February 3, 2017

Protest march to protect port attacked with tear gas & water cannon

A large crowd engaged in a massive protest march today (1st) to protest against the government’s attempt to sign a secret agreement to sell the East terminal of Colombo Harbour to a joint American and Indian company.

The protest march that commenced opposite Colombo Harbour was marching towards Temple Trees when policed blocked it with barriers and attacked with tear gas and water cannon.

Chandrasiri Mahagamage representing, the Trade Union Front to Protect Harbour, JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi, the President of Inter Company Employees Union Wasantha Samarasinghe, General Secretary of Lanka Electricity Employees Union Ranjan Jayalal, trade union leaders and a large crowd took part.