There was high public response countrywide to the people centred Constitutional amendment. Demonstrations were organized to express support to the amendments.
The public in Colombo and many suburban areas walked up to the Parliamentary complex supporting the amendments. Minister Basil Rajapaksa arrived at the Kollupitiya junction where a walk was organized to support the amendments and expressed his gratitude to the people. Parliamentarians Dulles Alahapperuma, Kumara Welgama, Mervyn Silva and Prasanna Ranatunga were seen involved in this walk.
Thousands of people who arrived at the Parliamentary complex from Borella pledged their support to the 18th Amendment which they said would strengthen the country’s future.
Trade Union stalwarts and Political representatives were among the massive gathering that walked towards the Parliament from the Kaduwela area.
The people in Matale were also supportive of the Constitutional Amendment which was proposed by the Government.
A procession was organized in the Kurunegala area expressing support to the amendments.
It was also the same in the Wellawaya town. The people extended their greetings to the President and the Government by lighting crackers.
The upcountry fraternity got onto the streets supporting the Government. Large crowds were involved in the processions organized at Hanguranketa and Rikillagaskada.
Many participated in the procession organized opposite the Central Market in Kegalla.
Another procession was held in the Deraniyagala town supporting the Constitutional Amendment.
Nawalapitiya was another venue where support was pledged to the Constitutional Amendment.
Thousands of people joined in a procession in the Ambalangoda town which was organized with the same intention.