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● Govt. to brief Supreme Court over Highsecurity Zones

● Investigations have revealed that some groups had aimed to take over Parliament to prevent MPS from voting for a new President

The police have launched extensive investigations over the involvement of some politicians who had encouraged some ‘protester’ groups to overthrow the government by forcefully occupying Parliament and preventing a vote to elect a new President following the resignation of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in July.

Highly placed sources told Daily Mirror that these politicians had even brokered talks with the parties involved and investigations are being carried out into their actions.

The Daily Mirror learns that despite reports that last week’s gazette declaring high-security zones in Colombo will be reversed,the government will brief the Supreme Court in the coming days over the purpose of why the HSZ’S are required and why the sites listed need to be protected.

Sources said that according to information received by the investigators which will be communicated to the Supreme Court is the second phase of the ‘operation’ following the July 9 public protest.

This was by a group posing themselves as protesters, and that was to surround and take over Parliament to prevent the MPS from electing a new President following the forceful exit of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Investigators were informed that the group had also planned to surround the Supreme Court.

It was based on this information that the security authorities had recommended the setting up of HSZS in several key areas including the Supreme Court.

However as the Supreme Court had not been consulted in the process, the relevant authorities will now consult the Supreme Court and seek its advice over the establishment of these HSZS to ensure an unhindered administration, sources said.

Some of the areas declared as HSZS by President Ranil Wickremesinghe include the Parliament Complex, Supreme Court Complex, High Court Complex - Colombo, Magistrate Court Complex - Colombo and Attorney General’s Department, Temple Trees, Presidential Secretariat, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Army Headquarters. (JAMILA HUSAIN)


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  • Ravindu Thursday, 29 September 2022 10:46 AM

    All change 101% in next election when people wisely vote. Hopefully sun will rise in country.

    Kadu Karaya Thursday, 29 September 2022 11:03 AM

    The current group would lose badly in a general election if conducted soon. They are they're because of outdated mandate. They trying to invent reasons for non-happening for the HSZs. I hope the public will come in 100 of thousands, or millions and force the out them out of parliament as it is no longer a supported group to be in power. They only do so by money printing, excessive taxes which used to pay the oversized society suppressor the military, government thugs.

    Mahila Friday, 30 September 2022 03:12 AM

    “They are they"re because of outdated mandate”. What a load of BS, when everyone knows that the mandate given by the electors who are supreme and sovereignty lies with those electors is up to August 2025, if term is 5 years or would be August 2026, if it is 6 years??!! "Sour grapes", by those who didn't attempt to join government, when ‘INVITED’ said NAY and this AFTERTHOUGHT, when RW TOOK OVER AGAINST ODDS AND PUT IN PLACE MEASURES WHICH IS WORKING, overcome/resolve starvation!! These claimants’ aren’t Patriots but POWER GREEDY – OPPORTUNISTS instead, WANT ENJOY, ‘PLUM OFFICE’, than OBVIATE!!?? "CHARLORONS"!!??

    Gama Rala Thursday, 29 September 2022 11:46 AM

    Another ruse by the pohottuwa criminals and Ranil to impose more draconian laws on society.

    NightOwl Thursday, 29 September 2022 12:13 PM

    Everybody know JH's "highly placed sources inside the government"

    Premalal Perera Thursday, 29 September 2022 12:19 PM

    It's amazing how our Police get these secret vital information while missing those in front of their eyes regarding the Easter bombing.

    Mahesh Thursday, 29 September 2022 12:36 PM

    Lol. R Rajapaksa seems to try to stay in power with bogus statements and looks like he is trying to mislead the SC as well. Sri Lanka needs a general election asap. IMF and foreign countries that likely tp help SL should force the current fake leader.

    Mudalali Thursday, 29 September 2022 01:42 PM

    MR and RWs threats to the good, decent and honest politicians. Join us or we will punish you. Even a small child will see through this. How pathetic.

    Cherath Thursday, 29 September 2022 03:35 PM

    This is pretty serious. With the way the government is moving (and after unearthing a few 'suspicious activities') there is a strong possibility that the elections will be postponed 'until there is reasonable and safe atmosphere in the country'. A so called National Government will be formed thereafter. In the meantime, all hopes of securing financial assistance from, ADB, WB, IMF will disappear.

    Lone Ranger with a pole Thursday, 29 September 2022 05:26 PM

    The viewers may not have noticed the long pole carried by one of the protesters! He hit a police man on the head with that long pole. Then the police pounded on them. See the sequence! Who is this single man with the long pole? Did he deliberately hit the police man? Was he placed there to arouse the Police?

    Seqi Friday, 30 September 2022 10:59 AM

    It can't have been successfully implemented due to a lack of secrecy. Dead on arrival..... like most Sri Lanka politics.

    hoodwinker Friday, 30 September 2022 07:04 PM

    The Biggest threat to all . Look no further, they are in their snowy white Nationals in the Dear- Wanna, As for the Police they are already exhausted looking for kids who sat on who's chair etc. What a state of rare affairs. Send all of them to the Rehab Centre!


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