The JVP today (18) held a protest at the Lipton Circus against the tax burden, rising cost of living and wastage of public funds and utilities.
The JVP has launched an island wide protest campaign against the burdens faced by the people and the rising cost of living.
JVP affiliated trade unions, students fronts and party leaders participated in the protest,which was held a few days prior to the 2011 budget presentation that is to take place on Monday (22).
Meanwhile, a former JVP MP said that several buses with party supporters and a lorry carrying material for the protest were blocked by the police in various parts of the country.
“Nevertheless, we went ahead with the protest and will continue,” he said.