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03 Jul 2019 | 02:37 PM UTC

Sri Lanka: Opposition march from Kalutara to Colombo July 7-8

Sri Lanka News Alert

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) opposition group to march from Kalutara to Colombo July 7-8; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected along route

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Kalutara, Moratuwa, Nugegoda

Event

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) opposition group has announced it will march from Kalutara to Moratuwa on Sunday, July 7, and then continue its march on Monday, July 8, from Moratuwa to Nugegoda - a suburb of Colombo - where participants are due to rally at 15:30 (local time).

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are expected, particularly along the march route.

Context

The JVP has called for a vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister, cabinet, and government, which will be debated in Parliament on July 10 and July 11.

Advice

Individuals in Sri Lanka are advised to avoid all rallies and protests due to the risk of violence and to adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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