Interim Injunction will not hinder the May Day rally- JO

Saturday, 30 April 2016 - 12:46


Joint Opposition (JO) says that the interim injunction issued by the court barring members of the Joint Opposition from entering Narahenpita Shalika Grounds will not be a hindrance for the May Day rally or the procession.

Court issued an interim injunction yesterday, preventing the members of the Joint Opposition or SLTB affiliated All Ceylon United Motor Workers’ Association from entering the Narahenpita Shalika Grounds on the 1st of May.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris issued the interim injunction, when the Narahenpita Police produced facts before the court upon a complaint lodged by the SLTB chairman.

The complaint expressed concerns over the possibility of the hindrance the peace in the area surrounding Shalika Grounds on the 1st of May.

Accordingly, members of the Joint Opposition including Wimal Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardena, Dallas Alahapperuma, Udaya Gammanpila and the members of the relevant SLTB trade union are banned from entering Shalika Grounds for 14 days.

However, releasing a communiqué the Joint Opposition has noted that even though they would legally approve the court order, the interim injunction will not be an obstacle in holding the May Day rally.


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