May 27, 2022

Gota Go Gama reaches 50 days; take a black flag in hand

The protest in Gota Go Gama, which commenced opposite the Presidential Secretariat to protest against the President and the government, will reach its 50th day tomorrow (28).

On April 9, a group of people, including social media activists, staged a massive protest march in the Galle Face area against the government.

The protest reached the Presidential Secretariat and the protesters named the site ‘GotaGoGama’.

Subsequently, another protest site was established opposite the Temple Trees in protest of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa which was named ‘MynaGoGama’.

The authorities took steps to air Pirith using loudspeakers in order to drown the voices of the protesters.

However, on May 09th when MynaGoGama reached the one-month mark, a group that had been at Temple Trees attacked the site and destroyed it.

Meanwhile, the GotaGoGama protesters were determined to continue their protest despite all odds.

They even established a library at the protest site and currently, there are around 1,000 books at the GotaGoGama library.

It also consists of a cinema, art studio, school, media center and an Ayurveda treatment center.

For Vesak, they had also organized a Vesak Pandal and almsgiving.

Currently, GotaGoGama branches have been established in Kandy, Galle, Matara, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala districts.

Black flag day today….

Meanwhile, Fr. Jeewantha Peiris stated that a procession will be held at Kollupitiya Junction tomorrow (28) based on four demands.

He said this during a media briefing held at the Teargas Cinema Hall in Gota Gama yesterday (26).

He also called on the people standing in fuel and gas queues tomorrow to support the struggle by displaying a black flag.