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1. We are being asked to trust a parliament where only 15/225 MPs have made their asset declarations public.

In 2017 when RTI became operational one of the first ever requests filed by @tisrilanka was for then PM @RW_UNP's Asset Dec.
2. Presidential Secretariat under @MaithripalaS appealed against RTI Comm order that these documents should be in the public domain. Court case continued after @GotabayaR became Prez. Still languishing in Court of Appeal.
3. RTI Comm order on initial request by TISL came in late 2018. Since Feb 2019, @TharakaBalasur1, @EranWick, @MASumanthiran, @alizmoulana, Vasu, Vidura, @HarshadeSilvaMP, @RamanayakeR and others were among first MPs to take leap and make asset declarations public.
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It's with absolute pleasure (& exhaustion) that @deshan10 & I share our book "#KaputuKaak: A Very Sri Lankan Struggle".

This protest & civic education book for kids is in solidarity with the #GotaGoHome2022 aragalaya:…

Please read & share for free! 1/8 The cover of the book with the title "Kaputu Kaak Kaak
The book talks to kids about the people's struggle & how they can safely join in.

It also talks about our past, how we've treated each other, our violent and uncomfortable history; & our future, how we can be active citizens to build a fairer, safer & more beautiful country. 2/8
Trying to write our country's complex & challenging story for kids forced me to really drill down to core concepts & issues.

Deshan's fabulous artwork elevates the book to another level. It was sheer joy to watch him create such beautiful, surreal, funny & painful images! 3/8
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This thread is for all those who wanted #GotaGoHome but are now asking Sajith, or anyone from opposition for that matter to form govt while GR remains (in this instance I do not consider Ranil as part of the opposition but a mere appendage of the save the Rajapaksas corp 🙄).
If for instance Sajith takes PMship now he will be in charge of running IMF program. He will have do this with a 20A empowered RAJAPAKSA President who has wide ranging powers over a powerless PM. In the meantime Namal will become the leader of the opposition.
Have the Rajapaksas ever kept their promises - so the promise to reform the constitution in six month will remain a promise and never be done. Remember also that when GR passed 20A he promised the clergy …. 👇
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There were multiple reasons why the majority of the @sjbsrilanka did not want @sajithpremadasa to accept premiership under a fully empowered President. Yes, there is a crisis no doubt and a cross section of people wanted the SJB to to take the lead.

However, The main tagline by the protestors since day 1 was for #GotaGoHome. It was never intended to be #GotaStayHome and #RWWelcomeBack. The peoples one true intention was for the current President to go resign or create an exit path.

That is EXACTLY why as the main opposition, the SJB's main condition to accept Government was they GR leaves OR agrees to a plan where he was to be given a very limited time to resign.
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🧵Jumping in a little late here, but to suggest that GGG is a covert JVP, NPP, IUSF, SYU operation is very misleading. They are certainly doing much of the heavy lifting (more power to them) but having been there from day one, I can say that there has been every possible....1/
...representation imaginable WITH the exception of anyone known or perceived to have ulterior motives or agendas. This is why the politicians were and are, largely, persona non grata there. 2/
This does not mean the protest is apolitical - it is very political, but NOT ONE person there - for as long as I walked the length and breadth of it - was propagating any party as the solution to the issues we are facing. 3/
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Moments like this is when you realise and ponder what the actual end result of the #GotaGoHome could be. The people started the protest due to the increased cost of living imposed by the #GOSL, the Government that the @sjbsrilanka vehemently told people not to vote for.

The economic troica including @HarshadeSilvaMP and @EranWick categorically warned the citizens and the Government since 2020. All those cries were left unheard. The @sjbsrilanka is the Main Opposition in the Country and was the first to bring in crowds to protest.

We were then ridiculed and told that we did all this in the middle of a pandemic etc. The sad part is that when you have people saying things like "Mind your own business, We will fight this through", It makes us think what the actual solution is.
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Video from when I arrived at GGG earlier today. By this time pro-govt supporters had already attacked both #MainaGoGama and GGG. Tear gas had already been fired.
#GotaGoHome protestors were attempting to put fire out. People were upset, angry but still staying in control. They were exhorting armed forces to intervene.
And then Mujibur Rahman arrived from Galadari side. He was walking fast and purposely w/ few others past #GGG and towards where pro-gov. supporters were some distance away. He was STOPPED by GGG protestors who were INTENT on deescalating situ and didn’t want any1 going there. Image
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මෙන්න සුමල් පෙරේරාගේ අද ගේම. පැටිකිරිය සහ පරණ කතා coming soon. If you are wondering why Johnston Fernando was one of just FOUR ministers kept in Cabinet, its to do one LAST GREAT HIGHWAY ROBBERY.
#SriLanka #GoHomeGota #GoHomeGota2022 #lka #GoHomeRajapakshas #GoHomeRajapaksas
While the people are demanding that #RajapaksasGoHome, the family is trying to pull one major scam in close partnership with crony businessmen of the likes of Sumal Perera of Access Group. #GotaGoGama #අරගලයටජය #GotaGoHome #SLnews
The consortium, calling itself the Lanka Infrastructure Development Consortium (LIDC) comprises of Access Engineering, Maga Engineering, ICC, KDAW and NEM Construction.
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JOIN US as we mark 31 days of continuous People’s Protest, at Kohuwela junction on Thurs March 31st!💪🏾

It’s heartening to see so many people’s protests not affiliated to political parties over the weekend! It’s time the people realised their power!

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Some captures from the Kandy People’s Protest yesterday (Wed)!

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Kollupitiya Peoples Protest continues - some captures from yesterday💪🏾

#takebackourpower✊🏾 #lka ImageImageImageImage
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