Sept 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has decided to consult the Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Inspector General of Police N.K. Ilangakoon and several other officials regarding the actions needed to be taken to minimize the inconvenience to the public caused by illegal protests at public places.
Notices will be served to the officials in response to a petition filed by Sanath Kumara Masakorala, an owner of a printing press, and his daughter.
The petitioner citing the inconvenience caused to them due to one such protest say that the police and the other law enforcement officials have powers to dissolve these illegal demonstrations and it is their responsibility to carry out it.
The petition on the alleged violation of freedom of movement will be taken up for consideration on November 12.
The petition was considered by Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and Supreme Court justices Chandra Ekanayake and Priyasath Def.