‘Tough Measures’ against disruptive protests, promises Min. Sarath W

‘Tough Measures’ against disruptive protests, promises Min. Sarath W

‘Tough Measures’ against disruptive protests, promises Min. Sarath W

Written by Staff Writer

01 Oct, 2021 | 10:16 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Security, Sarath Weerasekara says the Sri Lankan government’s stance on protests was “too soft”.

He said, in an interview, that he had warned against this at Cabinet meetings, and promised “Tough” measures to curb Disruptive elements in the future.

The Minister added that unless these measures were taken, the country couldn’t be developed.

Minister Weerasekara singled out the street protests launched by Teacher Unions, noting that it was very unfair of the unions to seek higher salaries at a time the nation’s economy was struggling.

He singled out Union Leader Joseph Stalin, as an example of a disruptive element.

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