Court order issued against TNA MP Rasamanickam

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A court order was issued against Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Shanakiyan Rasamanickam today (28), preventing him from engaging in any anti-government protests for a period of fourteen days.

The Kaluwanchikudy Magistrate today ordered that Rasamnickam refrains from attending any anti-government protests within the court’s jurisdiction for 14 days from tomorrow (29).

Speaking to Ceylon Today, Rasamanickam explained that although not explicitly stated, the court had issued a rather ‘blanket ban’ on his participation in his protest, as it had prohibited him from engaging in any demonstrations that obstruct a road, a part of a road, obstructs the public, or lead to the damage of public property.

The MP further added that it remains unclear as to why such an order was issued against him when several citizens and other politicians are engaged in protests across the country.

While stating that he did not intend on participating in any protests today, Rasamanickam assured that he will continue to support the public, until their demands are met.

“We have organised several protests outside of the Batticaloa district, and hopefully that will send a message that such court orders cannot stop us”, he said.