Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the freedom given to hold the rally shows the freedom the public enjoy in the country.
He said that if others, including the opposition can hold a rally in Colombo then there is nothing wrong in anyone holding a rally in the North and East.
“There is no need to worry about that,” the Minister told journalists today.
The Minister said that today people from the North have the freedom to stage a rally in the South and those from the South can hold a rally in the North.
Large crowds gathered at the ‘Eluga Tamil’ rally in Batticaloa on Friday which was staged to draw attention to the issues faced by the Tamils.
Several Tamil politicians, including those from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took part in the rally.
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran also took part in the rally and addressed the participants later. (Colombo Gazette)