Wednesday, 09 October 2019 15:15

Minister Sajith starts his run for presidency at a mammoth rally in Galle Face

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Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to throng the Galle Face green in Colombo tomorrow to express their solidarity to UNF Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa for his maiden mass rally kick starting the massive election campaign of 150 rallies country wide, Sirikotha sources said.

The District based rallies in support of Mr. Premadasa will begin on the 13 th , a front line organizer of the campaign said.

Over 200, 000 UNP supporters countrywide will be showed up for the inaugural rally of Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, he said adding that they expect to pack the Galle Face in green signaling the winning start of the chose of the people.

Security has been beefed up with the deployment of hundreds of policemen to prevent any unruly incidents.

Meanwhile the US Embassy in Colombo urged US citizens to exercise caution during the major rally organised by the United National Party (UNP) at Galle Face tomorrow.

The Embassy informed US citizens of the political rally that will be held tomorrow at Galle Face Green.

The U.S. Embassy will close to the public at 11:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019 due to a large political rally scheduled to be held on Galle Face Green later that day., the embassy announced.
The Consular section will contact individuals with afternoon visa appointments to reschedule. The American Center will be closed all day on October 10, 2019. it will resume normal operations on Thursday 11.

The Embassy told their citizens to expect traffic delays and possible road closures along the route of the procession, avoid the areas of the demonstrations, exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests, monitor local media for updates and keep a low profile.

(LI)

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