JO protest tear-gassed

2017-10-06 12:31:20

Police fired tear gas and water canon to disperse Joint Opposition protestors who staged a protest at the Indian Consulate office in Hambantota a short while ago.

Joint Opposition MPs Namal Rajapaksa, D.V. Upul, Arundika Fernando, Kumar Welgama, Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Chamal Rajapaksa participated in the protest.

The Hambantota Magistrate Court yesterday issued a restraining order preventing protests by MP Namal Rajapaksa and D.V. Upul in the vicinity of the Hambantota Port, Indian Consulate and the roads leading to the Hambantota Port today.


Video by Roshan Gunasekara

  Comments - 34

  • max Friday, 6 October 2017 13:19

    Democracy of yahapalana brand!

    Reply : 65       26

    rew Friday, 6 October 2017 18:14

    No shooting to kill

    Reply : 3       14

    Prof. D.R. Rajaratnam Friday, 6 October 2017 15:04

    Minister of Justice, please interfere in this matter and take appropriate action against all these dirty politicians violated the law.

    Reply : 15       63

    Shanthi Friday, 6 October 2017 16:58

    Then why are they allowing Vaiko to protest in front of the Chennai SL Commission

    Reply : 5       7

    D. Palitha Friday, 6 October 2017 18:27

    Backed by Mahinda spent 11.5 million, arranged rowdies of JO lead by Namal, this is the truth, Hence all the JO politicians involved in this nasty act should be kept behind bars.

    Reply : 6       17

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 6 October 2017 18:29

    Justice Minister knows who backed this gangsters, why not she order the arrest of all junk politicians of JO.

    Reply : 3       14

    D. Sritharan Friday, 6 October 2017 18:31

    Professor, I agree with you - Madam Thalatha should now get into the field and act fast, other-wise she too will be ranked as WR.

    Reply : 4       8

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 6 October 2017 15:08

    The ring leaders have gone against a court order preventing rallies among other things. Why haven't the Police arrested them for contempt of Court ?

    Reply : 10       51

    HYPOCRITES Friday, 6 October 2017 18:03

    BUT - they run to Indian temples to ask for favours from the Indian (Hindu) GODS - hypocrites

    Reply : 2       12

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 6 October 2017 15:11

    Undesirables outnumber desirables by a huge margin in current political set-up.

    Reply : 8       17

    Ram Friday, 6 October 2017 15:48

    When the big politicians disobey the law and directions made by court what can you expect from the normal civillians. Police should have arrested Namal

    Reply : 13       39

    S. Abeysekera (Lawyer) Friday, 6 October 2017 18:24

    DM -If you take a count of voters who wish Namal should be arrested at any cost.

    Reply : 1       11

    ananda Friday, 6 October 2017 15:55

    Police should produce the contempt of court violators to court. via DM Android App

    Reply : 9       29

    ceylon Friday, 6 October 2017 17:04

    very take legal action for contempt of court. via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       9

    FORGOTFUL GUY. Friday, 6 October 2017 17:22


    Reply : 2       12

    Nishan Friday, 6 October 2017 17:25

    this is based on political benefit, and the poor people only effected by this kind of politics, we have to remember one thing - politics vs poor, if politics high then poor also high, if we stop politics then no poor in this nation

    Reply : 1       4

    Arnold Friday, 6 October 2017 17:31

    This is too lenient. They should have done a Rathupaswala!!

    Reply : 3       6

    Kadiya Friday, 6 October 2017 17:33

    Protest by the Crooks Brigade!

    Reply : 3       10

    Park Friday, 6 October 2017 17:43

    In a Democracy its not only the protesters who have the right its also the civilians who have rights. These protesters and other protesters such as student bodies, GMOA etc are being funded by illegal money to topple the government. They have no right to do it. Its time the Government and especially the police take very stern action against these protesters as they are hindering the smooth running of the lives of ordinary citizens. Take very strong action, take them into custody and do not give bail.

    Reply : 5       10

    Dhammika Friday, 6 October 2017 18:11

    MARA and his family will do anything to disrupt the progress of Lanka until the family is back in power to loot the rest and they still think they are above the law as it is contempt of court (After a court order has been issued) . Most who led this should have been behind bars and the fault lies with RW who plays a double game.

    Reply : 5       9

    Kumar Friday, 6 October 2017 18:24

    Indians are in Hambantota to SPY on Sri Lankan cooperation with China,just like the Indians are in Jaffna.Only a stupid government would allow this to happen.

    Reply : 7       9

    AliG Saturday, 7 October 2017 19:17

    Effing BS !

    Reply : 0       0

    Ajja Friday, 6 October 2017 18:26

    Honda Wede .....Illang Kanawa...Check TV news for more action...

    Reply : 4       6

    S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-at-Law) Friday, 6 October 2017 18:34

    If "Yahapalanaya" does not take any action against this rowdies, then it is going to be very dangerous indeed.... take it from me.

    Reply : 4       12

    AM Friday, 6 October 2017 18:56

    Against the court order, police should have arrested the culprits

    Reply : 0       5

    Harry Friday, 6 October 2017 19:10

    Indian Consulate offices in Hambanthota? Wow in addition to Colombo, Jaffna, Kandy - For What?????

    Reply : 2       6

    Jaffna Man Friday, 6 October 2017 21:30

    Indians are slowly taking over while our brainless Prime Minister is taking it so easy.

    Reply : 3       5

    Harry Friday, 6 October 2017 19:13

    Excellent!!! Why not the same treatment for GMOA who had paralyzed the whole country for years?

    Reply : 1       8

    daham Friday, 6 October 2017 20:50

    Now whole country is against this government. At the near future whole population may come out to the roads against this government. You wait and see.

    Reply : 6       2

    fareed Saturday, 7 October 2017 16:15

    Dream on you thugs.

    Reply : 0       0

    karthik Friday, 6 October 2017 20:58

    Our MPs show us how to respect the courts ruling.

    Reply : 0       3

    Summa Friday, 6 October 2017 21:10

    Why I missed this opportunity to see all the bunch of thieves in 1 place ....

    Reply : 0       4

    fareed Saturday, 7 October 2017 16:03

    The protesters are thugs because they violated the court order. They should be jailed for contempt of court. If it happened during the former regime, they would have killed at least a couple of dozens.

    Reply : 0       0

    Sambo Saturday, 7 October 2017 19:54

    "Hooray" they deserve it well and truly.

    Reply : 0       0

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