‘MERUWA’, ‘KETUWA’, KEPUWA’ LAL’S STRIKE CRASH-LANDS
* Worker attendance
exceeds 98 per cent
* People went about
their business unconcerned
* Colombo National
Hospital reports surplus staff
The ‘workers’ strike’ called by JVP top ranker
Lal Kantha who recently said the JVP ‘Meruwa’ “Kepuwa’ ‘Ketuwa’
(‘murdered, cut, carved’) those who snitched against the JVP
Deshapremi Movement of the 80s, petered out yesterday without any
visible worker participation at all.
Hubby on strike; Maihtri at work
Prof. Maithri Wickremesinghe, wife of Opposition
Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe reported for duty as usual at the
Kelaniya University despite the so called ‘island-wide’ strike
called by certain trade unions and organizations led by the UNP, JVP
and TNA against the Government.
Government protects human rights of the Tamils
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa presided when
Parliament met yesterday at 1 pm. After the presentation of papers
and oral questions, the House took up the adjournment motion moved
by TNA Parliamentary group leader R Sampanthan.
UNP politically and financially bankrupt – Earl
The UNP is today bankrupt not only politically
but also financially. The only option left for UNP leader Ranil
Wickremesinghe is to sell the party by public auction, Plantation
Industries Deputy Minister and UNP Additional Treasurer Earl
Gunasekera said. Gunasekera said today a lot of corruption and
financial rackets were taking place within the UNP due to the lack
of proper financial management.