Sunday, December 02, 2012

Sri Lanka’s tuk tuk drivers support impeachment against Chief Justice

"SHAME! Madam Excellency" ~ placards in English and Tamil

All Island Three Wheeler Driver’s Union held a protest recently in Colombo, in support of the impeachment of the Chief Justice Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake. Three wheelers which took part in the protest had massive size red and yellow placards and stickers in Sinhala, Tamil and English. Protest began with offering of Purple Lilly flowers to the Lord Buddha statue at the Viharamahadevi (Victoria) park. Three Wheelers took the streets in Colombo.

“The Chief Justice Shirani Banranayake should stop performing her duties, until the probe ends” Lalith Dharmasekara, said President of All Island Three Wheel Driver’s Union.

Hundreds of tuk tuks took the streets of Colombo with colourful placards. 

This is not a rent-a-crowd, we are honestly interested to see an independent judiciary in the country”, shared Sunil while driving his red colour tuk tuk during the protest.

"Is Trillium housing a Ceylinco gift? ~ placard in Sinhala

"Let's save the judiciary form the powers trying to divide the country" ~ sticker on a tuk tuk
Tuk tuk drivers on protest
Tuk tuk drivers demand an independent judiciary
"Don't undermine judiciary with NGO dollars" ~ placard in Sinhala
Morning prayers by the tuk tuk drivers
Budget Taxi on protest
Pray before protest
Tuk Tuks parked with placards
Tuk Tuk drivers praying before the protest