Update : Tense situation in Parliament: A protest on the Parliament entry road

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 10:34


A protest is now being held on the entry road to parliament from the parliament round-about, against the summoning of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Bribery Commission.

Our correspondent said that several politicians and their supporters have joined the protest.

The parliament entry road has now been closed due to this protest.

A senior police officer informed the protesters that police have received an injunction from the Kaduwela Magistrate banning protests and protest marches in that high security zone.

The injunction has been issued against a group of politicians including Western Provincial Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila and MEP Secretary Somaweera Chandrasiri.

However protesters who continued the demonstration, disregarding the court injunction, involved in an altercation with the police.

Later a senior police officer read out the injunction they received from the Magistrate Court.

Our reporter stated that certain protestors are carrying flags, similar to the National Flag, without orange and green columns.

Update : Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 12:43

Pro-Mahinda Protest continues; Heavy traffic near Parliament

Parliament road blocked from Parliamentary roundabout due to a protest against summoning former President Mahinda Rajapakse to the Bribery Commission (BC) today. 

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