A demonstration organized by Front Line Socialist Party against the killing of 11 prison inmates at Mahara Prison was held at Lipton Circus on 7th evening. Left political parties, Trade Unions and some mass organizations joined in this protest. Power of Working Peoples (PWP-the new trade union alliance) United Socialist Party, Left Voice & Socialist Party participated in the protest. Protesters demanded to end the dictatorship crazy and establish democracy. Kumar Gunaratnam of FSP said that this is not the first time prisoners were killed. In 2012, 27 prisoners killed at Welikada prison. Prisoners were killed at Anuradhapura and Vavuniya prisons also. It is the duty of the Government to assure the safety of prisoners.
Sirithunga Jayasooriya of USP, Joseph Stalin & Ravi Kumudesh from PWP, Mahinda Dewage of Socialist Party addressed the gathering.
By wijepala Weerakoon