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The Colombo Fort magistrate a short while ago ordered the news Directors of the Sirasa Media Network, Swarnawahini, Derana and ITN to present video footage to the CCD regarding the protest organised by the UNP and several other parties on February 17, 2012,  in front of the Fort Railway Station, in order trace people who behaved in an unruly manner during the protest. (L.S)

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  • Engineer Friday, 24 February 2012 09:27 AM

    protesting is fine, as long as it doesn't interfere with other peoples lives or done on private property.

    vandalizing public property, causing mass derailment of local economies, preventing supply of goods and services is not protesting this is terrorism.

    Thaha Muzammil Friday, 24 February 2012 10:05 AM

    They want to know who really caused damage to the CUTOUT.

    Esala Friday, 24 February 2012 10:17 AM

    That is for return throw.

    hik Friday, 24 February 2012 10:19 AM

    cut welaaaa

    Ralph Anthony Friday, 24 February 2012 10:29 AM

    I hope the crimes committed by the Police should also e highlighted, as to how horse of the water cannons were directly targeted at civilians, causing injury, which is an offense as water cannon and tear gas canisters is prohibited from being sprayed on DIRECTLY SAT civilians.

    THIS IS WHAT YOU COLL DEMOCRACY ........................

    Nodrog Friday, 24 February 2012 11:36 AM

    Yes, I suppose the damage to the cut-out must have hurt the most.

    Kornelius John Friday, 24 February 2012 05:17 AM

    Sri Lankan Democracy at work, ably supported by the "judiciary"!

    ravi Friday, 24 February 2012 05:18 AM

    Democracy???????

    Tikshana Friday, 24 February 2012 05:59 AM

    Democracy does not mean the right to destroy public property and overthrow a legally elected government. Wait till the next elections if you are not happy.

    Sadarana Kota Friday, 24 February 2012 05:54 AM

    Protesting is Democracy..Police Charging against the protestors is really bad and against de,ocracy.However protestors breaking the traffic lights,etc causing damages to public property is not acceptable....People who caused damages to public property should get punished..

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 24 February 2012 06:14 AM

    The Police and even the courts are more than eage to take such actions only when opposition supporters are involved, while turning a blind eye to all atrocities committed by govenment members and their supporters. Time to give a different definition to this brand of Democracy: "By the idiots, for the idiots"

    Asitha Friday, 24 February 2012 06:14 AM

    What has happened to this country, Why this government suppress people like this , Dear our nation, come forward

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 24 February 2012 06:15 AM

    In other words, dont protest because the Big Brother is watching!

    Ramakumar Friday, 24 February 2012 06:07 AM

    can the judge ask the media to provide source of new and to provide material collected for the purpose publishing in the media. If so all cases can be judged by the materials provided by media and public.

    Sadarana Kota Friday, 24 February 2012 06:10 AM

    First You come forward

    Gamaraala Friday, 24 February 2012 06:26 AM

    Bad timing when our human rights record is on world stage. This is a classic example where the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

    willows Friday, 24 February 2012 06:32 AM

    democarzy in Asia's wonder

    Nodrog Friday, 24 February 2012 06:51 AM

    Protesters did not come armed with stones or weapons. They were intentionally provoked.

    CYMAs Wimala Friday, 24 February 2012 07:13 AM

    Protests to support is democracy.

    WimalaS CYMA Friday, 24 February 2012 07:19 AM

    U never ever figured out the sensitivity.

    Ordinary man Friday, 24 February 2012 07:23 AM

    I have seen in TV news, some police officers are collecting stones in JVP protest. Is court is going to investigate that too?

    manjula Friday, 24 February 2012 07:58 AM

    no no this is Democracy PLUS


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