Loudspeakers win extra time
Oct 6, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Supreme Court yesterday extended the deadline for the use of loud speakers after considering a motion filed by the Cine Oscar Foundation.
Accordingly, the present 10 pm deadline on the use of loudspeakers will be extended to 1 am on Friday and Saturday and half past midnight on Sunday.
The Bench comprised Chief Justice Asoka de Silva and Justices Shirani Thilakawardena and Chandra Ekanayake. In their motion Cine Oscar claimed that the present night ban on loudspeakers greatly hindered the staging of outdoor musical shows and that this posed a problem to professional musicians and artistes who made a living out of these events.
In addition since the war is now over the public should be given an opportunity to enjoy musical entertainment, the motion further added. Currently loudspeakers are banned from 10 pm to 6 am following a Supreme Court ruling.
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