Galle Face protesters ordered to vacate site by 5 August

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All those who are currently occupying the Galle Face protest site have been told to vacate the site before 5.00 p.m. on 5 August, Police said.

Issuing a notice yesterday (3), the Police media stated that everyone should leave the Galle Face site and nearby areas.

They were also asked to remove all their tents and temporary shelters. “You are informed to immediately remove the unauthorised cultivated crops from the land belonging to the government or the urban development authority of the area you are occupying and to immediately stop the deprivation of the material rights of the public,”, the Police officials who visited the protest site announced.

According to the Police, legal actions will be taken against those who do not follow the above instruction.

Meanwhile, Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin was arrested yesterday (3) by the Colombo Fort Police.

BY Aloka Kasturiarachchi