Tamil Diplomat

Wimal pooh-poohs victory week as ‘hopper revolution’

National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawanse has pooh poohed the victory won on January 8 by the people as ‘hopper revolution’. He was referring to the government’s declaration of the first week of January as victory week.

He charged that the government was making arrangements to waste people’s money on celebrations to mark the ‘hopper revolution’ in January. He was speaking to the media on his arrival from abroad.

He said: “This government is preparing to hold festivals for a week to celebrate the hopper revolution of January 8. This is the government which stopped the war victory celebrations.”