Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan court warns police not to seek injunctions against peaceful protests
Mon, May 19, 2014, 10:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 19, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court warned the police today not to appeal for injunctions against peaceful protests.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya issued a warning to the Deputy Inspector General Anura Senanayake saying that the court will not issue any injunction orders against peaceful protests in future.

The Magistrate made this comment when the police produced 17 students of the Allied Health Sciences Degree Program arrested for violating court orders and protesting.

The students were released on two personal bails amounting to Rs. 100,000 each.

The judge also told the police if they want to stop university students' protests, they should serve the summons to the respective parties at least one week before the event and the court will summon both parties before it issues an injunction.

The police officer requested the court to allow protests only at the places stipulated by police. However, the lawyers appearing for the suspects protested it. They argued that police had no right for such request. The court rejected the police request.

The case will be heard again on June 26.

Meanwhile, 13 students arrested by the Slave Island police for violating court orders and protesting were also released by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Thilina Gamage today on two sureties of Rs.100,000 each.

Four of the students were not in court today as they were receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital for the injuries they suffer when the police used "minimum force" to disperse the protesters.

The Magistrate said the minimum force should not pop the eyes out of the protesters and warned the police to be more responsible and restrained when handling protests involving students.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization to form a political party
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court further remands junior minister of former regime
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President assures to increase budgetary allocations for healthcare
-- [8 hours ago]
Ceylon Tobacco Company opens trading at Sri Lanka stock exchange
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka among best places to be a mother in South Asia
Meeting between Sri Lanka President and Rajapaksa is to remove PM - SLFP Spokesperson
Former Sri Lankan minister Johnston Fernando arrested
Sri Lanka court further remands former minister Basil Rajapaksa
Expulsion of Sri Lankan MP Tissa Attanayake from UNP invalid, Supreme Court rules
Four teams to be appointed to Sri Lanka missing persons' commission for investigations

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.