Court order on Thursday’s (7) Pettah protest

Court order on Thursday’s (7) Pettah protest

Court order on Thursday’s (7) Pettah protest

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Jul, 2022 | 10:26 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Colombo Hultsdorf Magistrate’s Court has issued an order on the protests planned for Thursday (7) by several groups and religious leaders.

The Pettah Police OIC had made submissions to the court as per the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure to prevent any disruption to the movement of foot traffic and motor traffic, and inconveniences as it was reported that a group was preparing to set up a make-shift tent opposite the Sri Bodhirukkarama Temple in Pettah.

Accordingly, the court had issued an order preventing Venerable Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thero, Venerable Ulapane Sumangala Thero, Venerable Kalubowila Paduma Thero, and several others from entering Olcott Mawatha in Pettah, and from causing inconveniences to the general public.

Sri Lanka Police said that violating the code order is an offense under the Penal Code.

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