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JVPers Traveling To Colombo For Protest Stopped

Sep 7, 2010 1:08:55 AM - thesundayleader.lk

JVP members traveling to Colombo from the outstations to attend the party’s protest in Borella today (7) against the 18th Amendment have been stopped by the police.

According to JVP sources, at buses carrying JVP supporters to Colombo from Anuradhapura, Chilaw and Puttalam have been stopped by the police.

JVP North Central Provincial Councilor Anura Dissanayake told The Sunday Leader that the Anuradhpura Police near the 2nd Mile Post junction had stopped the bus with JVP supporters from the Anuradhapura District.

“The police stopped and said they needed to check the bus for explosives. They called the Bomb Disposal Squad. After they checked the bus, the police is now insisting that the bus be checked by sniffer dogs. However, the police have told us they cannot release the bus as the dogs are unable to arrive at the scene due to lack of vehicle to transport them,” he said.

Dissanayake said the JVP members are carrying out a protest on the road where the police stopped the bus.

The main protest of the JVP is scheduled to be held at the Ayurvedha roundabout in Rajagiuriya, Borella at 3 p.m.