Protest outside CID demanding Johnston’s arrest


A group of civil activists staged a protest today (24) opposite the Criminal Investigation Department demanding the arrest of former Minister Johnston Fernando.

Our correspondent noted that Galle Face activists and students from the Inter University Student Federation were part of the crowd.

The former Minister was summoned before the CID and recorded a nearly five-hour-long statement regarding the incidents that occurred on 09 May pertaining to the attacks on anti-government protesters in Colombo.

Our correspondent said that the protest had taken place during this period and the group had then demolished the roadblocks set up in front of the CID and left the scene.

Photograph by Amitha Tennakoon

By Tharaka Samman