CID to record statements from 7 MPs regarding 9th May violence

CID to record statements from 7 MPs regarding 9th May violence

CID to record statements from 7 MPs regarding 9th May violence

Written by Teena Marian

17 May, 2022 | 12:10 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police informed the Speaker that the Criminal Investigation Department will be recording statements from 7 Members of Parliament regarding the 9th May incidents.

A normal Monday morning on the 9th of May 2022, turned into a scene of chaos after pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees following a meeting chaired by then-Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The meeting at Temple Trees was organized by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Local Government Members Forum and saw hundreds in attendance.

Following this meeting, the pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees and dismantled the camp.

Thereafter, they moved to the main protest site in Galle Face known as GotaGoGama and destroyed several tents, and assaulted peaceful protestors.

Sri Lanka Police, the Riot Police, Sri Lanka Army, and other law enforcement agencies were called in to control the situation and Sri Lanka Police eventually imposed an island-wide curfew to control the unrest.

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