A retraining order has been issued by the Court banning protests near the Sirikotha.
The protesters have moved to the Vihara Maha Devi Park to carry out the protest. A Satyagraha was organized by the Sajith faction to be staged opposite the UNP headquarters this afternoon to call on Ranil Wickramasinghe to relinquish his position. The UNP leader had banned staging any type of protest at the working committee meeting of the party held yesterday. A Restraining Order had been issued by the Gangodawila Magistrae’s Court today banning Sajith Premadasa who is a deputy leader of the party and Shiral Laktillake from holding any protests or demonstrations. The Magistrate’s order had banned holding all types of protests and demonstrations on the road from Bangala Junction to Jubilee Post Junction in Kotte and from Ananda Balika Vidyalaya on Pagoda Road to Beddagana Junction on Thalawathugoda Road. Police media spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody said that the ban is effective till 12.00 midnight. However the Sajith faction carried out the protest near the Vihara Maha Devi Park. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Buddhika Pathirana, Dunesh Gankanda, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Sujeeva Senasinghe, Rosy Senanayake, and Thalatha Athukorale were amongst those who participated in the protest led by UNP deputy leader Sajith Premadasa. Meanwhile a special meeting of the UNP working committee is currently underway at Sirikotha.
The Gangodawila Magistrate has also issued an order preventing Sajith Premadasa and Shiral Laktilake from obstructing party members from participating in the working committee meeting that started at 4.00pm.