JHU protests against visiting British, French foreign ministers

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 14:39 GMT]
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), the Buddhist monk political party of the ruling United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government of Sri Lanka, staged a protest demonstration against the visit of British and French foreign ministers Wednesday in front of British High Commission office in Colombo, sources in Colombo said. JHU parliamentarians shouted out slogans accusing the visiting emissaries as spokesmen of the Liberation Tigers and condemned International Countries for trying to save the Liberation Tigers, the sources added.

JHU protests against visiting British

JHU protests against visiting British
Hundreds of JHU supporters including parliamentarians and Buddhist monks participated in the demonstration carrying pictures of the visiting foreign ministers in Tiger combat uniform and placards displaying slogans of protest.

The protesters shouted that they will drive away the visiting foreign ministers if they succeed in making the Sri Lanka government comply with their demands.

Champika Ranawathe, a JHU parliamentarian, is a cabinet member in the present government of Sri Lanka.

Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Wimal Weerawansa’s National Freedom Front (NFF), political parties too had raised strong protests against the visiting British and French foreign ministers.


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