All shops in Kandy closed today

The Sinhala Traders’ Front (STF) of Kandy has called a Hartal this morning (03) in support of  Athuraliye Rathana Thero’s hunger strike.

Releasing a statement, the STF of Kandy says that the demands made by Rathana Thero are fair and they call on President Maithripala Sirisena for the removal of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley from their posts.

The STF of Kandy further said that they hope to call the Traders’ Fronts in other provinces to join hands in the Hartal.

Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has visited the Thero this morning and said he supports his call for the removal of the politicians.

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