Police use water cannons to disperse protesters

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Police used water cannons to disperse a group of protesters who attempted to forcibly enter the Kuragala archeological site in Balangoda a short while ago. 

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Daily Mirror the protest was organized by the Sihala Raavaya organisation. Although an enjoining order had been issued against holding the protest by the Balangoda Magistrate Courts, the protestors had violated the order and attempted to enter the site by force. 

“We have used water pressure to disperse the protestors. None have been injured and no arrests have been made so far,” he said while adding however, further investigations are continuing in order to arrest the organizers who violated the court order. (Lakna Paranamanna) 
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  • Lakshman De Silva Sunday, 05 April 2015 08:19 AM

    Violation of the Constitutional right of freedom of expression, and concurrently violating the UN resolution on Civil and Political rights

    anfas Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:39 PM

    verrygood

    Rienzie Saturday, 04 April 2015 03:57 PM

    Dear Mr President, it is high time that we do away organisations that high lights,Ethnicity and religion to meet their own agendas and create problems in the country ,we have had enough.

    Gobba Saturday, 04 April 2015 04:34 PM

    If the law is not going to be applied against these Racist elements and things are let to continue then it is only leaving room for them to become more emboldened.

    namal Saturday, 04 April 2015 05:04 PM

    stop these idiots now via DM Android App

    Ebola da Silva Monday, 06 April 2015 09:43 AM

    Why water cannon? Use live bullets. If you can use live bullets on people protesting the loss of drinking water, loss of their provident funds, why cannot you use high powered bullets? With one shot they will stop the protest.

    Sim Saturday, 04 April 2015 05:14 PM

    take them for contempt of court

    Asanka Saturday, 04 April 2015 05:30 PM

    To GOSL,Please chase invaders away from Buddhist site of Kuragala

    Anil Saturday, 04 April 2015 06:05 PM

    Sure. Do away with Hela urumaya, muslim congress, TNA, they are the resist organisations contributing to destroy the country.

    Ahamed Monday, 06 April 2015 03:01 PM

    This Hela urmaya made MR to loos If you Sir dont take any imiediet action you may have to face the same

    GC Saturday, 04 April 2015 06:12 PM

    In seeing the voting that supports the racist elements, I am very sad that our Buddhist leaders do not speak against such people and put a stop to un-Buddhist behaviour of monks and laity.

    Ramitha Saturday, 04 April 2015 06:43 PM

    What the F. People should understand who is the recist year. Claiming what rightful is not racism. "Yaha palanaya for buddhist"

    channa Saturday, 04 April 2015 06:58 PM

    yes of course including Muslim congress

    Hussain Saturday, 04 April 2015 08:31 PM

    Best is shoot at sight. Not a single person enter. And remember the law and order.

    Fair N Square Saturday, 04 April 2015 08:34 PM

    Protesting is a right under democracy BUT being unruly and disobeying court orders doesnt reflect well for democracy. Arrest them all without exception whether it be men in robes or otherwise. NONE is above the law... IF this trend continues, sad to say we will have to fight a worse war than the one we had... yes.. the one that prolonged for almost 3 decades...

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 04 April 2015 10:01 PM

    Sihala Raavaya organisation is now backed by Weerawansa. Good lesson should be thought for these idiots.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 04 April 2015 10:03 PM

    MR is pumping money to Sihala Raavaya organisation. But a good treatment by the Police. Good job.

    G.M. Jayawardena Saturday, 04 April 2015 10:12 PM

    Protests seemed to have become a fashion that disturbs the social norms. it is high time to bring legislation to curtail the protests so as to minimize the social norms, such as banning all protests at the Colombo Fort Railway station.. etc


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