Lanka Marxist party organise anti-govt protest

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) held a rally in the heart of the capital to protest against the rising cost of living.

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 22:36 PM IST

Colombo: Thousands of cadres of Sri Lanka
Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Tuesday held a
rally in the heart of the capital to protest against the
rising cost of living.

The JVP accused the government of failing to check
inflation, surge in prices of essential items and the rising
cost of living.

Opposition lawmaker Anura Dissanayake charged the
government of failure to carry out its promises to raise the
standard of living of the people following the end of the
three-decade civil war in May 2009.

JVP pledged to make Lipton circus, where it held the
rally, another Tahrir Square which has come to symbolise
anti-establishment protest that forced former Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak to quit last month, the Daily Mirror
reported.

Ahead of the rally, the Marxixt party organised a
massive propaganda campaign in all major cities across the
country.

The Lankan military crushed the LTTE rebels in May
2009 and ended the ethnic conflict that killed between 80,000
and 100,000 people.

PTI