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A separate area has been allocated outside the presidential secretariat in close proximity to the Galle Face Green for protestors to carry out protests and demonstrations, police said.

It has been introduced by the Police and the Ministry of Defence and named as “Agitation Area’, in a bid to ease traffic congestion in Colombo caused by protests. This has come into operation with effect from yesterday considering the inconvenience faced by the people during the times of protests.

Police said this area would be allocated for the protesters to carry out their demonstrations and protests.

“Necessary action will be taken if any protest is carried out inconveniencing the general public and causing hindrance to their day-to-day activities,” it said.

The burden borne by the motorists during the time of protests would also be lessened with this and ensure the smooth flow of vehicular traffic.

Meanwhile, police sources said discussions are underway in view to locate another area to carry out protests, probably adjacent to the Town Hall. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • parakum Thursday, 06 February 2020 09:08 AM

    Enforce fully all demonstrations to this AREA. Spray coloured water if Demos are outside these limits?

    Mohan Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:40 AM

    This is the beginning of totalitarianism . Can we also have court enforce

    DillonDP Thursday, 06 February 2020 12:27 PM

    This is a real mockery of freedom of expression - One time ranil wanted to implement this, now our ill child is doing so

    KK Thursday, 06 February 2020 01:29 PM

    who ever crosses the boundary, kill them

    Premathilake Muhandiram Thursday, 06 February 2020 02:25 PM

    excellent move.the amount of inconvenience caused to general public and damage caused to Sri Lankan economy in the past unimaginable.Needs to punish all throes who violate through law enforcement agencies.

    More Work Thursday, 06 February 2020 02:37 PM

    Now for once some common sense has prevailed. If only these "protesters" can apply the same diligence to their work, Sri Lanka will be streets ahead.


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