Cops go to court regarding Galle Face Protest; NO court order obtained

The Fort Police informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court on Monday (18) that the court would be informed if any disturbance was made during the protests at Galle Face demanding the resignation of the President and the Government.

The Sri Lanka Police has submitted a report to Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunuwela.

The Fort Police has informed the court that a large crowd had gathered at the Galle Face, obstructing traffic on the road.

However, speaking to the media, Attorney-at-Law Gunaratne Wanninayake stated that these attempts are being made to obtain a court order to remove the protesters from the Galle Face area.

“The legal profession is keeping an eye on the witch hunts being carried out against these protesters. They have not presented facts to the court through a B report. If facts are not presented through a B report, it means that no crime has been committed. So there is no crime. ” He said.

He added that the protesters should not be afraid of anything as they have a huge group of lawyers with them.

“There is no doubt that it would be a tragedy if the government tried to dissolve them by a court order or by force. If the Magistrate requests a B report, we as lawyers are ready to oppose it. That is the message to those involved in the struggle on the ground, “he added.

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