Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Colombo Chief Magistrate Has Refused To Issue Court Order Against Tomorrow's Protest

Colombo Chief
Magistrate Ranga Dassanayake has today (04)rejected a request made by Cinnamon Gardens Police on issuing a court order preventing the Joint Opposition members and supporters from staying and Protesting at surrounding roads of President's official residence during "Jana Balaya"(People's power) protest march scheduled to be launched by the Joint Opposition Group tomorrow (05).

The Cinnamon Gardens Police had informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate today that the Intelligence Unit Officers had received reliable information regarding  Joint Opposition Group has planned to round up the Presidents official residence at Malalasekare Road,Colombo -07 during tomorrow's protest campaign by lighting candles  to prevent President from leaving the House.

The Police have named  11 Members and suppprters of Joint Opposition Group including MP's Namal Rajapakshe,RohIta Abeygunawardane ,Wimal Were wanchawalata  ,Vasudeva Nananayakkara and Dilum Amunugama as respondents attempting to round up Presidents House.

However The Colombo Chief Magistrate has refused to issue the requisite Court Order by stating that the Police fails to provide sufficient evidence to prove their charges against the Protesters.

If someone is planning to round up the Presidents House and protest it will be an act against state and Police should act against such move.Without preventing such situation and making false complaints cannot be accepted The Chief Magistrate has stressed.

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