BASL urges immediate arrest of those who instigated violent mob

BASL urges immediate arrest of those who instigated violent mob

BASL urges immediate arrest of those who instigated violent mob

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 May, 2022 | 5:26 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has stressed on the need for urgent action to restore public confidence and peace following Monday’s (9) attacks on peaceful protests.

The BASL demands:

1. The immediate arrest according to law of all persons who instigated, conspired to unleash the violent mob from Temple Trees and participated in the said violence – irrespective of the positions they held in the Government or of their family connections. Immediate travel bans be obtained against such persons by the Police.

2. A comprehensive investigation into the attacks on peaceful protesters opposite Temple Trees and at Galle Face.

3. Immediate halt to the violence unleashed on the persons and property of individuals and on State Property and that the perpetrators of such violence too to be investigated, arrested and dealt with according to law.

4. An independent inquiry into the failure of the authorities including the Sri Lanka Police to prevent and restrain the mob violence including that which was unleashed from Temple Trees.

The BASL said it will continue to do its duty towards the country and its people and to uphold the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in the country.

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