The Police have launched a special investigation into what they warn as a potential second wave of the anti-government protests, following the establishment of the ‘Aragala National Centre’ (Aragala Jaathika Madhyasthanaya) by the groups associated with the Galleface protests.
The new movement’s debut event titled ‘Rata Dinawana Aragalaye Deweni Rella’ (The Second Wave of the Struggle that makes the Country win) was held on Vauxhall Street, Colombo yesterday (24). Accordingly, the Police’s probe into the second wave will subsequently focus on the new movement as well.
Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (SDIG) in Charge of the Western Province, Deshabandu Thennakoon has sent a letter to the higher officials of the Colombo Central Division, requesting them to pay special attention to the aforementioned activists and the movement, and urging that a special probe be launched through intelligence units.
The movement was established under the knowledge and navigation of a powerful political figure in Sri Lanka and its media coordination officer is known to be one of his close associates, Thennakoon’s letter claimed.
It added that front-line activists of the People’s Struggle including the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) and other multi-people and civil movements are also endorsing the Aragala National Centre and that Social Media is used as medium to spread membership.