May 28 marks the 50th day of the struggle for democracy launched by the country’s youth and its people at the Galle Face Green in Colombo.
The Chairman of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Karu Jayasuriya said that it is a struggle as never seen before in Sri Lanka where the people have arisen to fight for their rights.
He said those engaged in the struggle have managed to achieve much more than any other political or civil movement in this country has been able to in recent times.
"They are also successfully advocating for many political and economic reforms that must now take place in this country. All Sri Lankans who value democracy must give them the due recognition for their untiring efforts.
We, the National Movement for Just Society would like to join hands with them at this moment to express our deep regard and appreciation for them," Jayasuriya said in a statement.
He noted that it must be highly appreciated that the aspirations of the just people of this country for a free, independent and peaceful country are being highlighted by the youth and the civil society groups involved in this struggle.
"The government must therefore heed their genuine calls without further ado. The Sri Lankan society must understand that this country cannot achieve a better future without securing the political and civil rights of its people," he added.
The NMSJ also extended its warmest wishes to all those parties who have been engaged in a peaceful struggle for 50 consecutive days and truly wished that they will soon achieve their goals for the betterment of our country.