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* Former Army commander of Sri Lanka to complain to HR commission and UN over disruption of meeting
Sat, Jan 18, 2014, 09:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army commander turned political leader Sarath Fonseka said he will complain to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and the United Nations over disruption of his Democratic Party's political meeting in Balapitiya yesterday.

A tense situation arose yesterday in Balapitiya town in the South when a political meeting held by his party organizers was disrupted by the police for using loud speakers without permission for election campaigning.

The Ahungalla police had informed the party leader when he arrived at the scene that the organizers cannot continue using loud speakers as a permit for the use of loudspeakers had not been obtained by the organizers.

However, a heated situation arose between the police and Fonseka when he had disregarded the police order and using a megaphone addressed the supporters.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told local media that the legal action was taken since the organizers did not obtain a permit for loud speakers and also the Balapitiya divisional secretary had objected to the venue for the meeting.

Fonseka's Democratic Party is preparing to contest the upcoming Southern and Western Provincial Council elections.

He said his party aims to win at least 25 seats in the two provincial councils.

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