* Mahanayakes hold Adhistana pooja
* President’s leadership lauded
Mammoth protests in Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and Jaffna districts
The people in the Northern Province who were held as a human shield by the LTTE terrorists also staged massive demonstrations in the Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and Jaffna districts yesterday.
They lauded the government for eradicating terrorism which was sponsored by the some foreign countries in the West to create divisions among communities.
These people who underwent a number of hardships in the clutches of LTTE terrorists openly denounced the terrorists for depriving them of their rights for 30 years and condemned attempts by the United States and the West for moving a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Counci(UNHRC)l session.
Tens of thousands of people across the country took to the streets yesterday to condemn a resolution sponsored by the US and the West against Sri Lanka that is to be moved at the 19th United Nations Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. They voiced their anger over attempts by United States and Western countries to meddle in the internal affairs of the country under the cover of human rights.
Massive crowds were seen parading the streets in all major cities and suburbs against the move by the United States and several Western countries to disrupt the hard won peace in the country.
The massive protest held in Kandy began with an Adhistana pooja at the Temple of the Tooth which came under the attack of LTTE terrorists in 1998, with the participation of Mahanayakes of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters.
The members of the Maha Sangha invoked the blessings of the Triple Gem on the government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his courage and wisdom to defeat the conspiracies aimed at creating divisions among the communities.
Even foreigners participated in the massive protests that were held down South. Over 100 foreigners who participated in the protest at Hikkaduwa said Sri Lanka is a beautiful country where people of all communities live in peace and harmony and any attempt to destroy this ethnic diversity and harmony should be defeated.
Thousands of people irrespective of political, racial and other differences, thronged opposite Fort railway station where the main demonstration was held.
People from all walks of life kept streaming from Technical Junction, Lake House roundabout, Khan clock tower and many other places in the city from noon yesterday.
The staff of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited including its chairman Bandula Padmakumara and directors also joined the demonstration in Fort yesterday evening.
The members of legal fraternity began its demonstration from Hulftsdrop. They also joined the main demonstration in Fort.