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* Stern action against violators of court orders - police
Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 11:44 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police chief IGP Pujith Jayasundara has warned to take stern action against anyone attempting to violate the court orders and engage in political activities regardless of his or her status.

He noted that political parties have planned protest marches and membership drives today in Kandy and reminded that both Kandy and Mawanella courts have issued directives regarding the events.

Addressing a media briefing Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Priyantha Jayakody said two police teams have been sent to the city to monitor the protest march and if anyone violates the interim orders issued by the court they will be arrested regardless of their positions.

There is a potential for violence and unruly behavior due to these planned marches and that police are keeping a watchful eye on any misdoings during political activities, he said.

The joint opposition was planning to commence a protest march from Kandy this morning while the United National Party was to hold a membership drive in the same city.

However, the Kandy Magistrate yesterday issued an injunction against the protest march and ordered the organizers to commence the march outside the city limits.

The magistrate also ordered the UNP to hold its membership drive in the afternoon.


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