The buses and trucks belonging to the Police parked outside the Temple Trees, were removed yesterday (4), in compliance with the Court order.
Colombo Additional Magistrate Manjula Rathnayake yesterday issued an order directing the Officer in Charge of Kollupitiya Police to appear before the Court on May 09 to make submission regarding their failure to comply with the Court order to remove Police buses that were parked outside the Temple Trees.
The Magistrate also ordered the Attorney General to appear before Court on same date.
The Court had earlier issued this order on May 2 subsequent to a request made by Kollupitiya police alleging that the protestors are causing obstructions to pedestrians and regular vehicle movements since they installed temporary structures in the vicinity.
The Magistrate had earlier ordered the removal of structures and all the vehicles set up outside Temple Trees in a manner that inconveniences the public.
The Additional Magistrate had further stated that Order was not an impediment to peaceful protests carried out in a manner that does not cause inconvenience to the public using the pavement and the public using the road.