Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says the Government is willing to discuss with the youth who are engaged in protests at Galle Face Green Colombo.

Youths are protesting in Galle Face demanding President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to step down since April 9.

Recently Prime Minister made a special announcement and said

I urge our sons and daughters this evening to consider this carefully and protect our nation from once again slipping into a time as dark as that in our history, through these actions.

Dear Daughter, Dear Son, we know that you all love your homeland passionately. I undertook many miles of protest walks in the past for the sake of the youth who were being oppressed from the violence that was prevalent. However, the infinite grains of sand that I trampled do not begin to compare with the humiliation and insults that my family and I have been levelled with.  We can bear it. We can face it.

My Sons and Daughters, I see how proudly you wave our national flag during your protests, and it fills my heart with joy. However, do not forget those who laid the foundation for that flag to be freely hoisted anywhere in our homeland.