Four Writs filed against Police order

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Four Writ Applications were filed before the Court of Appeal yesterday (4), seeking an interim order suspending the order issued by the Police to vacate the Galle Face protest site before 5:00 p.m. on 5 August.

Police issued a statement on 3 Wednesday, ordering protesters to vacate the Galle Face site and nearby areas by 5:00 p.m. on 5 August, while they were also asked to remove tents and any temporary shelters from the site. Police also threatened that legal actions will be taken against those who fail to follow instructions.

The Colombo Fort Police yesterday (4) also reiterated the previous statement issued to vacate the site and to remove everything that has been set up at the site, claiming it to be land belonging to the government. Police also ordered the public to stop the depriving the public of their material rights.

By Faadhila Thassim

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