Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said they have given freedom to protesters to come to Colombo and that they have only instructed that the public should not be hindered by the protest.
“We have not tried to prevent people or protesters coming to Colombo.We have given them freedom. We have only instructed that the public should not be hindered by the protest,” Wickremesinghe tweeted.
“September 05 is not a public holiday. Schoolchildren and office workers come to Colombo. Many other people, too, come to the city for their needs. We cannot let them to be affected by the protest,” the Prime Minister said.