Sabaragamuwa Province Chief Minister Mahipala Herath and his counterparts in Western and Southern Provinces Isura Devapriya and Shan Wijelal de Silva getting ready to address a press conference at the SLFP headquarters in Colombo yesterday against the Pada Yathra protest march of the Joint Opposition. Pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja

Magistrate issues orders

to keep JO and UNP

activists apart in Kandy


Pada yatra ordered to start from outside city

by Cyril Wimalasurendre

KANDY – Kandy Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala after considering an application by the police ordered the organisers of the Joint Opposition’s protest march from Kandy to Colombo starting today to commence the march from outside the city limits.

The magistrate also ordered the membership drive organised by the United National Party (UNP) to follow suit this afternoon.

In the wake of the court ruling, the Joint Opposition yesterday announced that the Jana Satana Pada Yatra would begin from Getambe at 9 am. A senior spokesman ...

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