Leader of the Opposition condemned the use of tear gas and water cannons by the police against the National People’s Power (NPP) protest held yesterday (Feb. 26).
In a twitter message, MP Premadasa has pointed out that no leader or party has ever been right all the time, and that’s why dissenting voices within a democracy are needed to be tolerated.
“No leader or party has ever been right all the time, it’s why we need to tolerate dissenting voices within a democracy.”
Further, he also highlights that the NPP’s protestors were tear gassed and many sustained injuries, mentioning that the government’s message to keep quiet and stand aside is loud and clear to the public.
“Today NPP protestors were tear gassed and many sustained many serious injuries. The Government’s message is loud and clear to the public, SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN”, it added.
Meanwhile, several individuals who were injured during yesterday’s protest staged by the NPP are still receiving treatment at the National Hospital in Colombo.