The people are struggling to secure their daily three meals and not to win new rights, and the instructions given by Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne and Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (SDIG) Deshabandu Tennakoon leading to an unconstitutional assault on protesters will not be tolerated, said Education Secretary of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Pubudu Jayagoda, calling in a briefing today (26).
Jayagoda made this observation referring to the state-sponsored assault on the march organised by the Socialist Youth Union (SYU) two days ago.
Assaulting protesters, decreeing on designating high-security zones via the State Secrets Act and enforcing the Emergency Regulations demonstrate the extent to which the government is afraid of the people, the FSP Education Secretary emphasised, pledging that legal actions will be taken against the officials who launched this unconstitutional assault on the instructions of the Defence Secretary and the SDIG in charge of the Western Province.
Jayagoda went on saying that the declaration of high-security zones in places comes out of fear whether the people will launch mass demonstrations throughout the entire country, adding that the people, nevertheless, have no option but to continue their struggle.
He urged the people to join the people’s struggle the ‘Aragalaya’ without being submissive to the government’s menial intimidation.