Lawyers ready to petition SC

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Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala said, as lawyers they are ready to petition the Supreme Court on behalf of all protesters who are presently being victimised for being involved in the protest near the Parliament entry road at Polduwa Junction on 13 July.

He stated that so far eight persons had been arrested by the Police for being connected to the said protest.

Watagala pointed out that a person identified as Saman Pushpakumara, who is the fifth suspect arrested, had developed epilepsy whilst being in prison.

He stated that he had collapsed in the prison cell owing to this condition.

Watagala added that all charges filed against the suspects pertain to the Offences against Public Properties Act, but he insisted that the Police had to date failed to justify the charges with proof in Court.

By Anurada Herath