Namal Apologizes To Public Over Inconvenience: Some Protesters Unhappy Over 'Janabalaya' Arrangements

September 06, 2018

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa apologized to the public over any inconvenienced caused by the Joint Opposition's 'Jana Balaya Kolambata" protest yesterday.

"I also want to apologize to the public if this protest was any kind of hindrance to you," Rajapaksa tweeted, after the protest last midnight. 

"We had no choice but to truly show the Govt. how much the people in this country long for change. Our fight will continue until we secure their right to chose their leaders democratically." he also added.

However, some supporters who took part in the protest were seen leaving the Lake House roundabout blaming the organizers for lack of support and coordination. 

Lack of toilet facilities was also a main concern for those who took part in the protest. Some people were seen scouring Galle Face and Pettah areas, looking for public toilets.

Some of them were seen stranded in Colombo in the wee hours of Thursday as they did not have buses to go back home. 

However, the Joint Opposition was widely praised for its efforts to clean up the area where the main rally was held. 

The Colombo Municipal Council members of the SLPP and youth wing of the party were also involved in the clean-up operation. 

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