Colombo’s street hawkers finding business in the busiest places

Colombo – Tuesday:
This street hawker selling
pineapples and many other like her mingle among JVP supporters gathered
at the Lipton Circus on Tuesday protesting the proposed tsunami aid
sharing proposal. The vendors who make an average Rs. 500 a day say
festivals, carnivals and protests are best for business, with sales more
than doubling from the daily average. The Alliance government’s key
coalition partner the JVP on Tuesday said it would raise a fresh
alliance to defeat
President Chandrika
Kumaratunga
and the opposition United National
Party if it broke away from the government on Wednesday. The JVP has
given the President an Wednesday midnight ultimatum to withdraw a
proposal to disburse tsunami aid together with the LTTE – threatening to
quit the coalitions otherwise.  SF/LBO
Colombo – Tuesday:
This street hawker selling
pineapples and many other like her mingle among JVP supporters gathered
at the Lipton Circus on Tuesday protesting the proposed tsunami aid
sharing proposal. The vendors who make an average Rs. 500 a day say
festivals, carnivals and protests are best for business, with sales more
than doubling from the daily average. The Alliance government’s key
coalition partner the JVP on Tuesday said it would raise a fresh
alliance to defeat
President Chandrika
Kumaratunga
and the opposition United National
Party if it broke away from the government on Wednesday. The JVP has
given the President an Wednesday midnig

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