A peaceful protest, staged against the rumbustious conduct SLBC Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe in front of the SLBC today (2nd), was interrupted by a group of hooligans.
They booed at the protesters and scolded them in obscene language. Dr. Nimalka Fernando, who recently received death threats from the SLBC Chairman during a live radio talk show, was also among the protesters.
The Police, led by SSP Premalal Ranagala, facilitated the hooligans by chasing away the protesters and destroying their placards. Instead of taking hooligans into custody, he dispersed protesters by threatening them in vulgar language.Protesters were mostly women and the large majority of them were human rights activists. Ranagala was the same police officer who protected the group who staged pro-government protests in front of the Hulftsdorp Court Complex when former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached.
* Video Credit: Vikalpa – CPA