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Protest organised to show discontent over government killing its people

A mass movement in Sri Lanka, the People’s Movement for Democracy (PMD), has organised a demonstration to show discontent over the killings of civilians at Weliweriya.

The leader of the movement, parliamentarian Vijitha Herath said,

“Let’s protest against the government that shoots the people.”

Herath noted that workers, students and media personnel are fighting for their rights, deploring the government’s response of using terror squads to shoot people agitating for their rights.

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