Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition parties on Saturday warned the government that it will carryout agitations similar to those sweeping the Arab world as they planed a major protest against the detention of former army chief Sarath Fonseka.
The United National Party (UNP) of former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said the attack against its MPs and supporters on Friday was a clear sign that the government was not willing to allow democratic dissent.
It warned of major protests, similar to those sweeping across the Arab world, unless the government stopped "suppression of dissent".
"The protests sweeping across the Arab world is a result of long years of suppression and we want to remind the government that people here too will resort to similar action," UNP deputy Karu Jayasuriya said....more
06:34 PM, Feb 05, 2011