Court rejects request to ban a protest in Colombo tomorrow

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court has rejected a request made by Police to issue an order preventing a protest planned for tomorrow (9) at the Viharamaha Devi Park in Colombo organised by several organisations and political parties.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Nandana Amarasinghe rejected a request by the Cinnamon Gardens Police.

The Magistrate informed that the Police is vested with powers to take action in the event law and order is disrupted and public property is damaged during the protest.