The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) issued a directive to Police to provide adequate protection for the President and the Prime Minister, while protecting freedom of speech and assembly through necessary and proportionate measures.
HRCSL Chairperson Rohini Marasinghe issued the statement yesterday (26) in the backdrop of ongoing protests and political turmoil in the country. The protesters are also close to the official residences of the President and the Prime Minister.
On Thursday (28) several leading trade unions are stepping up to hold islandwide protests over the ongoing economic crisis and demanding the leadership to step down.
By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan
Source: Ceylontoday.lk 27/04/22