The protest march organised by the National People’s Power under the theme ‘Pannamu’ commenced in Beruwala this morning.
The march has been organised in support of the demonstration at Galle Face demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The NPP will march from Beruwala to Wadduwa today and from Wadduwa to Moratuwa tomorrow.
The group will continue its protest march from Moratuwa to Galle Face and join the demonstration at the Agitation Site opposite the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday.
Speaking to media, Leader of the NPP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said they are at the forefront of the protests organised against the President and the country.
MP Dissanayake noted that although the country’s assets have depleted and the government is struggling to repay debt, wealth of those ruling the country has not reduced.
He said there are several properties and assets worth millions of rupees in Uganda, Dubai, Malawana, Matara, Los Angeles and Seychelles linked to the country’s rulers.
MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake stressed that the general public is aware that all rulers of the country robbed the country while also protecting those misappropriating public funds.
He said some are living a lavish lifestyle after robbing state assets.
MP Dissanayake claimed now another group is attempting to come to power to rob the country.
He said all properties that are linked to the country’s rulers in Uganda, Malawana, Matara, Los Angeles and Seychelles should be seized.
The NPP leader noted that only a group that is not linked to corruption can protect the country’s assets and seized assets of those who rob the country.
He said therefore they are the only group that is capable of fulfilling the needs of the people.
Leader of the NPP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said a country cannot be stable when the government is unable to repay the debt, import fuel, vehicles are queuing up at filling stations and when power plants and refineries are shut.
He said therefore the time is apt to stand against the current rulers.