Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka police say that the organizers of the protest demonstration held on August 14 will be taken to courts for violating a court order.
The Police plan to submit a report to the Colombo Additional Magistrate over the violation, Police spokesman SP Buddhika Siriwardena said.
Accordingly, the summons would be served to the organizers of the protest demonstration, the police spokesman said.
The joint opposition led by major opposition United National Party (UNP) organized the black protest Wednesday against the killing of civilians in Weliweriya by security forces during a protest to demand clean water.
The protesters have organized a protest march through the streets of Sri Lankan capital and a rally at the Fort Railway Station. Anticipating a severe traffic congestion and disruption to normal activities in the capital, the Police sought a court order to block the protest.
The Colombo Magistrate Court denied the request but banned the protesters from marching in the capital and confined the protest to the Fort Station area.
However, the protesters have attempted to march to the President's residence and when the police blocked the march the protesters have staged a sit-down protest on the road violating the court order.
The protesters have later dispersed peacefully after the President's office gave assurance to respond to their demands within 24 hours.