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The Cabinet decided yesterday to endorse the use of 'necessary force' by the police in case public order is disturbed and public properties damaged during the protest rally today, it is learnt.

The Ministers discussed the matter at the Cabinet meeting chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The Cabinet asked Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara to take action in this regard. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 16

  • CITIZEN Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:46 AM

    Even if the leaders of the protest behave unruly and break the law they too must be dealt with equally, irrespective of their status! Freedom to protest and demonstrate should not cause disorder and disquiet affecting peaceful life of the people!!

    Janathawa Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:58 AM

    These protestors should not be allowed to behave and act like the doctors and university students.

    Slave Island Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:58 AM

    "Horu wenuwen Api" ,To protect King and prince by slaves who do not have brain or intelligence to understand , former thieves and their cunning ways to take power by disrupting day to day life of normal life of poor people in this mad slave island.

    Moiez Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:25 AM

    Yes you are right these thugs want to disrupt the normal life of innocent people in and around colombo, no matter what this demonstration goes on they can't come to power again.Must arrest Namal and others who break the rule.

    Sujeewa Wednesday, 05 September 2018 03:42 PM

    Well said!

    WELDONE Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:06 AM


    Blood Baths Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:07 AM

    Though Namal wants Blood Baths to happen and take votes later, this will not be happened. Hartal in1953 18=1971 (JVP) 1971 18=1988 18=2006 , 2006 to 2009 LTTE final war. So 2006 18=2024. Nothing will be happened. But thieves has to face in special courts.

    Unchikun Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:20 AM

    Blocking of public roads should be not allowed and all doing so need to be arrested. UNP, SLFP or Bud we have to do out daily work.

    Saman Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:25 AM

    JO wants as many as deaths to fulfill their agenda. Then the former king will attend those funerals with a long face. And the idiotic people say "wow". This is not the way to send this government home. Grow up.

    Hand bombs Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:36 AM

    Request foolish slavers to be careful about their life because, Namal needs blood bath and the people provoke and oppose yahapalana to get votes. So he will kill his own foolish people by hand bombs today in streets.

    N.patkunam Wednesday, 05 September 2018 10:58 AM

    Rsjspakse family as usual taking the common mass for a ride by supplying meals and money to them..This trend was broken in January 2015,and the disappointed Rajapskse and co trying their best to come back to power again.

    History of Hitlar Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:40 AM

    Govt. media Ministry can show (using mobile vehicle) a film of Ratupaswala or Katunayake or Chilaw Incidents/ funerals today at Colombo public places.

    jaykay Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:52 AM

    No question that rajapakse and his filthy politicians aim is to cause disturbance to the public - These guys do not have decency to respect people's will - Rajapakse's utmost priority to capture power nothing else.

    Mendis Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:53 AM

    These thugs themselves explode some bombs and put the blame on Government. Be careful innocent people, please do not get caught to this trap. Peace lover from Australia.

    JO Devils Wednesday, 05 September 2018 12:00 PM

    I never seen such a thuggery JO force for power hungry in history of Sri Lanka politics, how can they force a elected government in thuggery way. They tried every tricks to topple the government by crook or force, so far failed. It is becoming very clear why they are doing all this and people even with little brain could understand.

    Jayantha Munasinghe Wednesday, 05 September 2018 12:22 PM

    As long as we have people ever ready to jump the bandwagon for a packet of lunch, a bottle and some money we will not only have this kind of protests but also will never get desirable members to the parliament. Our real tragedy is the universal franchise given well before it can be used intelligently. These people will always outnumber the judicious ones !!

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