Live media coverage of Colpetty UNP protest ... by Ranil's brother
The rally connected to the UNP protest which started this afternoon at Colpetty Liberty Roundabout and adjoining areas showing their opposition that appointment of the new Premier is anti-constitutional has been launched now.
Dambara Amila Thero, Wickramabahu Karunaratna and Champika Ranawaka have made speeches. Sajith Premadasa begins his speech at 2.30 in the afternoon. A large gathering has attended theprotest and UNP seniors who are remaining at close by Temple Trees have organised this. Whatever it is, there is a weakness observed in media coverage of this protest. No publicity was given for protests organised by supporters of Mahinda by the media when he was in the opposition. All state media as well as well-known electronic media such as Derana, Hiru and Swarnavahini have taken action not to broadcast it once and again.
The live coverage of this protest was telecast only by TNL Channel of Ranil's brother. Apart from that a web page too is broadcast live over the internet. Several roads in Colombo are closed because of this protest. It was mentioned at the gathering that their protest would march upto parliament after assembling at Colpetty. As a result there is a possibility that a traffic congestion could be experienced this afternoon in Colombo.