The former President told this Newspaper that the government had heaped burdens on the people both politically and socially.
He said the purpose of staging the protest walk was to bring people of all communities together in an effort to exert pressure on the government to ease the burdens placed on the masses.
The JO protest walk will leave Nittambuwa at 9 a.m. today and wend its way to Kiribathgoda late in the evening.
It will thereafter continue from Kiribathgoda at 9 a.m. on 1 August expecting to reach Colombo around 3 p.m. the same day.
JO sources said they have still not decided on the venue for their rally in Colombo.