Traders go to court against decision to open bars

Traders go to court against decision to open bars

Traders go to court against decision to open bars

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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