The ‘Protest Rally Against Repression’ organized by the Inter-University Student Union, Union of Trade Unions and Mass Organizations and the Trade Union Coordinating Center started a few moments ago at Hyde Square in Colombo.
Heavy security has been deployed by the police around Hyde Pitiya, where the rally will be held, and water cannons and police anti-riot units have been deployed around it.
University students, trade union representatives are participating in this event.
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Member of Parliament representing the United People’s Force, Wasantha Yapa Bandara, Member of Parliament representing the Freedom National Assembly, Nalinda Jayatissa representing the National People’s Force, Pubudu Jayagoda from the Frontline Socialist Party, Teekshana Gammanpila representing the 43rd Division. are present at the event.