Sri Lanka Marxists to hold island wide protests calling for relief for the people

Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has decided to hold a series of protest campaigns presided by the party leaders to demand the government to provide relief for the people who have been affected by price hikes following the recent increase in fuel prices.

The JVP politburo that met on Wednesday (16) has decided that the party needed to give leadership to the campaign to win relief for the people.

The protest held in Colombo on the 16th demanding a salary hike and relief for the people is to be extended to Anuradhapura on the 24th, Ambalantota on the 28th, Kiribathgoda on December 4th, Matara on the 5th and Badulla on the 6th.

According to the JVP, the government after increasing fuel prices has promised to increase bus fares and all commodities have also increased in prices as a result.

The party is to continue with agitation campaigns since the government was not going to offer any relief to the people, the party leaders have decided.

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