Teachers & principals protest: Antigen tests results of the arrested released

Thursday, 05 August 2021 - 6:24

Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the 44 persons who were arrested yesterday during the Teacher - Principal protest, tested negative for COVID-19.

They will be produced before courts today:

Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stated that this includes 22 male teachers, 16 female teachers and 6 outsiders who participated in the protest.

The Police Media Spokesman stated that two special police teams were deployed to prevent the protests due to the prevailing situation in the country.

However, since the protesters did not respond positively to the notice, several other police teams were deployed to arrest them.

The police also seized 10 vehicles.

The 42 protesters will be prosecuted on charges of obstruction, being a member of an illegal assembly, blocking a main road under the National Highways Act and violating the quarantine rules in force.

The protest march started from Kottawa, Welisara, Kadawatha and Moratuwa this morning and reached the Presidential Secretariat on four roads this afternoon.

As a result, there was heavy traffic congestion on the Galle Face Road as well as the surrounding roads.

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