Written by Staff Writer
21 Apr, 2015 | 7:03 pm
A protest was launched on Tuesday April 21, by a group of UPFA supporters on the road leading to Parliament. The protest was launched opposing the summoning of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Commission to investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.
The protest commenced at the Parliament Roundabout. The protesters later paraded on the streets towards the parliamentary complex, hindering vehicular movement.
Later, the police used barricades to put a stop to the protesters approaching the parliamentary complex.
Incidentally, the Thalangama Police had obtained an order from the Kaduwela Magistrate, prohibiting the demonstration, as the area is a high security zone.
A police officer said that an order has been issued to stop the protest from proceeding any further as this is a high security zone. He went on to state that the commencement of this protest would hinder the movement of vehicular traffic and cause inconvenience to the general public.
However, the group of UPFA supporters continued their protest until a group of MPs engaged in a demonstration in the parliament chamber came to meet the protesters, with the Speaker’s decision.
The group dispersed once the MPs brought the Speaker’s communicated the Speakers decision.
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