Court postpones police request to remove obstacles in Galle Face, to June 2022

Court postpones police request to remove obstacles in Galle Face, to June 2022

Court postpones police request to remove obstacles in Galle Face, to June 2022

Written by Zulfick Farzan

12 May, 2022 | 7:30 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Colombo Chief Magistrate on Thursday (12) decided to postpone the consideration of the request made by Sri Lanka Police for an emergency order to remove the obstructions that prevent access to the President’s Office from Galle Face, Colombo.

The application was called up in the presence of Colombo Chief Magistrate Nandana Amarasinghe, and Sri Lanka Police had requested an alternative date for the consideration of the application.

The Chief Magistrate has noted that it appeared Sri Lanka Police had no intention of maintaining the said request.

At the same time the Manager of the Tourist Hotel and the Managers of several other establishments located in the vicinity of the Occupy Galle Face protest site told the court via counsel that they never made a request for the protestors to be removed from Galle Face.

They made these statements by submitting affidavits to the court.

Counsel also pointed out that the Sri Lanka Police had submitted false facts to the country, and that they intend to proceed with legal action over the matter.

Counsel for the protestors requested the court that notice be served on the respondents if the matter is to be taken up before the next hearing.

Accordingly, the matter will be called up again on the 31st of June 2022.

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