Chief of the Opposition, MP Sajith Premadasa has condemned the usage of tear gasoline and water cannons by the police towards the Nationwide Folks’s Energy (NPP) protest held yesterday (Feb. 26).
In a twitter message, MP Premadasa has identified that no chief or social gathering has ever been proper on a regular basis, and that’s why dissenting voices inside a democracy are wanted to be tolerated.
“No chief or social gathering has ever been proper on a regular basis, it’s why we have to tolerate dissenting voices inside a democracy.”
Additional, he additionally highlights that the NPP’s protestors have been tear gassed and lots of sustained accidents, mentioning that the federal government’s message to maintain quiet and stand apart is loud and clear to the general public.
“As we speak NPP protestors have been tear gassed and lots of sustained many critical accidents. The Authorities’s message is loud and clear to the general public, SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN”, it added.
In the meantime, a number of people who have been injured throughout yesterday’s protest staged by the NPP are nonetheless receiving remedy on the Nationwide Hospital in Colombo.
Practically 20 individuals who have been injured in the course of the protest have been delivered to the Nationwide Hospital for remedy after tear gasoline and water cannons have been fired in makes an attempt to disperse the protesters.
Police had fired tear gasoline and water cannons to disperse the group of protesters at Ibbanwala Junction close to City Corridor in Colombo in the course of the demonstration organized by the NPP towards the federal government and demanding the holding of elections directly.
The political social gathering took to the streets immediately amidst two court docket orders being issued by each the Fort Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom and the Maligakanda Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom, stopping a complete of 26 individuals, together with Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) chief Anura Kumara Dissanayake from getting into a number of areas in Colombo in the course of the protest.
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