Court issues order preventing trade union protest

February 22, 2023 at 1:50 PM

The Fort Magistrate’s Court today issued an order preventing protestors from engaging in protest marches in the Colpetty and Fort areas.

The Police stated that the court order was issued to 09 respondents and those participating in the protest march following a request made by the Sri Lanka Police.

The court has instructed protesters to refrain from causing inconvenience to the public from 11.00 am to 07.00 pm in the Colpetty and Fort areas today.

The protesters are also prohibited from entering the areas near the President’s Office, President’s official residence, Finance Ministry, and the Galle Face Green during the protest march. 

The Police warned that those who violate the court order will be arrested. 

Nearly 40 trade unions, including those from the health, fuel, power, water, telecommunications, and banking sector, and student associations have organized a strike action near the Fort railway station against the government’s tax policy. (NewsWire)