Police fire tear gas and water cannons on Fort protest

The Police fired tear gas and water cannons on protesters gathered in close proximity to the President’s House in Fort.

The protest was staged in support of former MP Hirunika Premachandra who was arrested earlier.

Premachandra and a group of others were arrested while protesting near the President’s House in Fort today.

Premachandra got close to the gate of the President’s House and protested.

She demanded a meeting with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa but the request was rejected.

The military and Police closed the roads leading to the President’s House after Premachandra got close to the gates.

Several people gathered near the barricades and protested in support of Premachandra. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Your ignorance is eating you, but you are still ignoring the reality.

    South Asia, South America and Africa can’t even create one developed country. Because you are following the wrong system. Remember, those countries were ruled, robbed and tricked by the western powers. Sri Lanka won’t come out of current predicament by sending the Rajapaksas home. It needs to do change the system. It needs to value its Intellectuals far more than its western masters. Sri Lanka is a bankrupt country because intellectuals are ignored but utter fools are calling themselves ‘Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, Finance Ministers etc. Above all, corrupt politicians and their sons calling themselves ‘successful’ while robbing their motherland.

    The western countries have been encouraging developing countries to increase their population in the name of religion and democracy without increasing their knowledge and skills. The western powers make sure that the people fight among themselves with limited resources. This makes easier to impose western interests by buying poor and uninformed people. For me they all are monkeys, they are trained to perform according to the western powers, so the west can continue to dominate the world. I believe that the western countries are responsible for the massive population in developing countries.

    The British colonies committed genocide in North America and Australasia and killed millions of Native Americans and Aboriginal people to takeover North America and Australasia for resources. But nobody questioned the British. This is how western powers achieved great resources and power. The people in developing countries are not informed how the western powers have become powerful. They study whatever the western powers want them to study. Useless education system, it means they are not evolved enough to think for themselves. The western powers have been tricking them for centuries.

    Those days Libya was doing better than any African country in Africa. The western powers didn’t like it and destroyed in the name of democracy. The western powers would not approve, if Sri Lanka implements one child policy to enhance its citizens’ knowledge and skills by building technology schools, instead of spending money on free education and health benefits for uncontrollable population. Because they western powers do not want developing countries becoming developed countries. This is how the western countries dominate the world. But foolish developing countries’ leaders think that the western powers are helping the developing countries.

    How could the Indian leaders just simply trusted the western powers and implemented the western system after South Asia was ripped off for centuries? Indias have betrayed billions of South Asians. How could the Indian leaders simply trust the mass murderers who killed between 100 and 200 million Native people to take over North America and Australasia to have massive resources? The answer is lack of knowledge. Sadly, even as I write, the South Asian leaders have not learned about the western powers. Look at the status of Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. This shows Indians’ leadership. Eventually, it will comeback and haunt Indians.


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