Aug 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka police have sought the Attorney General's (AG) advice on the appropriate action to be taken against the violation of a court ruling.
The police have asked the AG whether to file a case against the opposition backed movement for violating a court order during a protest in Fort on August 14.
Police spokesman SP Buddhika Siriwardena told a Sunday English newspaper that the case will be filed against the opposition party leaders and general secretaries.
He explained that the court had issued the order last week to the party leaders and general secretaries and the case will be filed against the persons to whom the court order was issued and not the protestors.
The joint opposition led by major opposition United National Party (UNP) organized the black protest last Wednesday against the killing of civilians in Weliweriya by security forces during a protest to demand clean water.
The Fort Magistrate refused a police request to ban the rally and issued an order allowing the opposition protest to proceed but restricted from taking into streets and obstructing traffic.
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.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake to whom a notice was issued last week told ColomboPage that the police had reportedly filed a B report against members who participated in last week's protest.
However, he added that he was yet to receive any official communication about the matter.