Written by Zulfick Farzan
21 Sep, 2021 | 7:09 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); The United National Association of Self-Employed Traders filed a Fundamental Rights application with the Supreme Court on Tuesday (21) challenging the decision to open wine stores during the period of the Quarantine Curfew.
The Director-General of Health Services, Excise Commissioner, Inspector General of Police, and the members of the COVID-19 Prevention Committee were named as respondents in the case.
President of the United National Self-Employed Businessmen’s Association, Charles Pradeep was among the two people arrested for protesting against the decision opposite the Fort Railway Station and was later released.
He claimed the COVID-19 Committee had not taken any decision to re-open wine stores and slammed the COVID-19 committee for not taking appropriate decisions.
He urged the government to allow three-wheeler drivers to at least operate for five hours a day while wearing protective gear.
‘If you can allow bars to open, we too should be allowed to operate,’ he said.
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