Police to prosecute Opposition protesters



By Hemantha Randunu


Police headquarters yesterday said that the judiciary would be moved against UNP and other Opposition activists for launching a protest march in Colombo on Wednesday in violation of a court order.


A senior police official told The Island that the court had ordered that the protest be confined to the area opposite the Fort Railway Station. In spite of Court expressly prohibiting a protest march, the UNP had gone ahead with it, the official said.


Responding to a query by The Island, UNP MP Harin Fernando said that a section of the protesters had walked to the Presidential Secretariat to hand over a petition, demanding action against those responsible for recent Weliweriya killings.


The MP emphasised that there was no basis for the police headquarters’ allegation that the UNP had violated a court order.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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