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By Our Political Editor
Neither leaders of the ruling coalition nor those in Opposition envisaged last Monday’s main ‘Joint Opposition’ (JO) May Day rally at Colombo’s popular public promenade, the Galle Face Green, would turn out to be significant in the country’s political history.
Believing there would be a poor turn-out, not enough to fill the vast space, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared the vast expanse by the sea close to the Colombo Fort area should be given to the ‘Joint Opposition’. Even more, he wanted former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security ensured by the Police.