Protest Prevented by Court Order in Colombo Fort

Protest Prevented by Court Order in Colombo Fort

Protest Prevented by Court Order in Colombo Fort

Written by Sandro Sathyajith

28 Aug, 2023 | 11:10 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Fort Magistrate has issued an order to prohibit the planned protests on Monday (28) in Fort, Colombo. This protest was organized by a coalition of trade unions, civil organizations, mass organizations, and political parties associated with the Frontline Socialist Party.

The order comes in response to a request from the Fort Police, who argued that the protest could lead to public disturbances.

The court's order specifically prohibits 24 persons, including Duminda Nagamuwa, the organizer of the Labor Struggle Centre, Mujibur Rahman and Hirunika Premachandra of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, and Parlimentarians Charitha Herath and Vasudeva Nanayakkara, from the Freedom People's alliance, from entering certain areas and roads in Colombo.

The prohibited areas include government institutions such as the President's Office, the President's official residence, the Ministry of Finance, and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka within the Colombo Fort Police. The order will be in effect on Monday (28) from 9 am to 6 pm.

Additionally, access to roads such as CTU Junction to the Ceramic Junction, Lotus Road, York Street, Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, and Galle Road from the Galle Face Green Roundabout to the NSA Roundabout is also restricted.

The court's order emphasizes the importance of not damaging public or private property and refraining from engaging in violent actions that could incite disturbances. It warns that violating these orders is a punishable offence.

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