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Over 20 m attended Paada Yatra - Geetha

Lanka’s population less than number quoted by Geetha
UPFA Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe said over 20 million people attended the Joint Opposition’s Paada Yatra.

According to the survey conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics in 2001, the population of Sri Lanka is less than the crowd turned up at the Paada Yatra rally.

“This is the power of the people. The government is afraid of the people’s support received by the Joint Opposition,” Kumarasinghe said addressing a press conference in Colombo yesterday.

“They defied rain and many other difficulties to attend the Joint Opposition’s Paada Yatra. That demonstrated the love they had for former President Rajapaksa,” she added.