The National People’s Power claims the assault on the protest site opposite the Presidential Secretariat this morning, goes against the spirit of democracy.
Speaking to media MP Harini Amarasuriya said such acts of violence will not succeed in mitigating the people’s opposition towards the present government.
She added the NPP strongly condemns this morning’s assault on protesters, describing it an act of cowardice.
The Parliamentarian claimed the fundamental rights of the people were violated, as a public demonstration was attacked by troops, while basic healthcare service providers were not allowed to enter the premises to treat the injured.
She reiterated that the people’s struggle cannot be mitigated through state sponsored violence.
The MP added that all citizens are part of this struggle, which is being followed by local and international organisations as well.